Who we are

Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC) is for everyone who is involved in the education of deaf children, deafblind children and visually impaired children and young people, the young people themselves and their families.

We are funded by the Scottish Government to provide Career-Long Professional Learning opportunities to teachers and professionals, we engage in research into the issues that affect children with sensory impairments and the professionals who work with them. We also provide an information service comprising a postal lending library, information searches and online resources.

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Contact us

Scottish Sensory Centre
Moray House School of Education & Sport
University of Edinburgh
Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ


British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us direct by using contactSCOTLAND-BSL
Contact us through and online sign language interpreter: contactSCOTLAND-BSL

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Find us

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

Public Transport

Edinburgh Waverley train station is a 10 minute walk from the campus.

Lothian Bus 35 to the Canongate or number 6 to Holyrood Road

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.

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