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British Sign Language (BSL) tour | The Modern Portrait

  • Saturday 26 March, 11-12noon

Booking essential


Join us for a free Deaf-led tour in British Sign Language of The Modern Portrait at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. In this tour we will see a selection of artworks featuring well-known Scottish faces including John Byrne, Alan Cumming, Tilda Swinton, Annie Lennox, Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison and Naomi Mitchison. Led by Trudi Collier, you will have the chance to socialise, explore art together and share your ideas.

This tour is in British Sign Language (BSL).

Although social distancing rules are not compulsory in Scotland, we encourage you to maintain 1m physical distancing throughout the tour. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Christian Hook Alan Cumming, b.1965. Actor 2014 © Christian Hook
Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Signed (British Sign Language)

Gallery facilities

A full accessibility guide is available at

We provide a sensory map of the building to help visitors identify areas with changes in light, smells and noise. It locates seating areas and less crowded, quieter spaces. Printed copies are available from the front desk at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Accessible toilets for gallery visitors
  • Toilets for gallery visitors

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm<br> Booking recommended
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

Tour Communities & access

British Sign Language (BSL) tour | The Modern Portrait

Booking essential
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