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We help children and young people across Scotland to overcome disability and barriers to learning created by their environment, and to fulfil their potential.

We've been around since 1983 working as a Research and Development centre as well as a working Service unit. Both elements are necessary and important - they inform, enrich and support each other.

Our mission is...

To provide pupils and families, local authorities and professionals with -

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Pupil Assessment and Support
  • Professional Learning and Training
  • Specialist Information and Expert Advice
  • Assistive Technology Loans and Technical Support
  • Knowledge Transfer, Research and Development

Some facts about CALL Scotland

We provide
professional learning to

people each year,
on average

Our events and
conferences attract

people from
across Scotland

We have service
level agreements in

Local authorities
across Scotland

We provide
specialist loans to

users each year,
on average

How we're funded

  • Primarily by the Scottish Government to help learners, practitioners and parents and carers get the most from technology to access the curriculum.
  • A small annual grant from the Scottish Government funds information and equipment loans for adults.
  • SQA funds our partnership and development work around digital exams and assessments.
  • Assessment and support of individual pupils in schools is undertaken via partnership agreements with local authorities.
  • We generate income through delivery of professional learning at our training centre and on site in schools.

Our geographical remit

Since our core funding comes from the Scottish Government, our work is concentrated in Scotland. Other organisations perform a similar role in other parts of the UK and we are in close contact with such colleagues.

Although our service work is in Scotland, we respond to questions on CALL research and development from throughout the UK, and overseas.

Meet the team

Esther Beeston

Resource Editor / Assistant Administrator

Joanna Courtney

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Claire Harrison

Assistive Technology and Complex Needs Officer

Shirley Lawson

Assistive Technology and ASN Officer

Sarah Marjoribanks

Office Manager

Gillian McNeill

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Craig Mill

Assistive Technology Advisor

Paul Nisbet

Engineer and Educational Technologist

Robert Stewart

Technology Resources Officer

Client case studies

Some of our work that may interest you...