University of Edinburgh

Contact the Scottish Sensory Centre

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Telephone: 0131 651 6501 Fax: 0131 651 6502
Email Courses:


John ravenscroft Dr John Ravenscroft, SSC Coordinator; email


Sheila Mackenzie, Web and Resources Administrator; email

Contact Sheila for queries about Library resources, SSC publications and the website.

Diane McLellan

Diane McLellan, Braille course tutor; email

Diane works freelance providing transcription of Braille materials and is our tutor on the SSC Braille Competency Course.


Joy Sharp, SSC Senior Secretary

The Senior Secretary for the SSC is normally the first person you talk to if you call us.


Meriel Sweetnam, CPD organiser for Deaf Education email

Meriel is a Visiting Teacher of Deaf Children for the City of Edinburgh Council and is seconded one day a week to organise training at SSC.

Elizabeth McCann, CPD organiser for Visual Impairment Education email

Elizabeth is a Teacher for children with Visual Impairment for Falkirk Council and is seconded part-time to organise training at SSC in addition to her role as Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh

SSC is centrally located in Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile, in the Paterson's Land building of Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ


map of Edinburgh map of SSC at Moray House, Holyrood Campus

NCP Parking

There is nearby parking at Edinburgh Holyrood NCP Car Park accessible via Viewcraig Gardens. Enquire at SSC about University discounts that may be available on arrival.