About the Scottish Sensory Centre

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.

Our Vision

"To work collaboratively with parents, professionals and young people and to have a positive and enabling impact on the educational provision for children with sensory impairment and those who support them."

Our Mission

The Mission of the Scottish Sensory Centre is to foster educational, research and development activities relating to children and young people with a sensory impairment in Scotland. As a national and internationally respected centre we aim to:

The information contained in this website is freely available to anyone on the internet. The Centre staff regret that they cannot deal with individual enquiries except from people in Scotland regarding VI, Deafblind and Deaf young people in the 0-19 age group.


The Scottish Sensory Centre is based in the:

We are centrally located in Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile, in Paterson's Land, Holyrood Campus (SatNav ref: 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.