Renfrewshire North and West MSP Natalie Don has welcomed the Scottish Government's new proposals to support British Sign Language (BSL) users.

An action plan consisting of 45 commitments has been published as part of ongoing work to make the country the best place to live, work and visit for people that use the language.

Commitments include building the right partnerships and connections to ensure deaf and deafblind children and their families can access BSL support at an early stage, as well as improving accessibility to arts and culture events, in addition to promoting BSL culture.

The Scottish Government will also work with transport operators on solutions to make public transport easier to use for BSL users.

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Ms Don, of the SNP, said: "I welcome this plan from the Scottish Government which recognises how important BSL is to the lives of many people and aims to make Scotland the best place in the world for BSL users to visit and live in.

"These 45 commitments will improve access to vital services and provide more opportunities for BSL users to contribute further to Scotland’s economy, culture and communities.

"The BSL community should be at heart of our decision-making process in this area, which is why the Scottish Government will also establish a BSL National Plan Implementation Advisory Group, to ensure that the views of the community are properly represented."