About Us

Pamela McMillan and Emma Stuart

Pamela McMillan (left) and Emma Stuart (right)

BSL Ayrshire is run by Pamela McMillan (née Stuart) and Emma Stuart, and yes, we're sisters!

We could both sign from an early age owing to our mother's occupation as a BSL interpreter and teacher. BSL was always a familiar sight in our house and so it became natural for us to pick it up, informally to begin with and then more seriously as we entered our teenage years.

Following on from university, we both decided to forge careers in teaching BSL to others. To that end we both studied with BSL providers in Glasgow and Kilmarnock to gain formal qualifications at SQA Level 3.

We're both fluent signers and have several years' experience in teaching across the entire spectrum of ages and abilities. We also have extensive experience in signing with disabled or impaired students.