27th February 2019 by Chris Connolly
We are currently seeking applications for a Digital Engagement Manager within the Digital Communications Division based in Edinburgh. The Digital Engagement Team is a specialist unit, responsible for delivering effective online consultation and helping support and promote digital engagement tools and techniques. Digital Communications team is part of the Communications and Ministerial Support Directorate. You...
12th February 2019 by Chris Connolly
Whilst working on a consultation it occurred to us that it would be a good fit for giving a chatbot a go. Overall the topic is of public interest, easy to understand and questions were appropriate for an automated script.
22nd January 2019 by kirstenboag
It's been two years since the new look Saltire, the Scottish Government’s digital workplace, went live.
28th November 2018 by Donald McBryde
Mentoring is a good thing, right? It benefits both parties – the mentor feels good about helping someone while the mentee learns from their experience. Everyone is happy. An added bonus is when you know it’s having this positive effect on many people. As someone who sets up mentoring I’m proud to have reached the...
24th May 2018 by Alaster Phillips
The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.
27th November 2017 by Alaster Phillips
We are currently seeking applications for a Social Media Manager within the Communications Division based in Edinburgh.
21st September 2017 by Jacqui Randle
Our small but perfectly formed intranet team is on a high. The newly revamped Saltire has scooped gold in the international Step Two Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards, making its mark alongside heavyweights like VISA, Virgin Trains and UNICEF.
19th July 2017 by Christian Storstein
After reading the excellent blog posts on #commscamp by Steph (20 things), and Paul (10 things) I thought I’d choose 11 things I have learnt at commscamp - partly in homage to the brilliant Burnistoun sketch (feel free to Google it).
11th July 2017 by Christian Storstein
I went along to the #oneteamgov event which sought to bring together 'UK policymakers, service designers, digital professionals and cross-sector experts to talk openly and creatively about making government in the UK more effective by working together'.
27th June 2017 by Chris Connolly
It seems as though everyone is trying to understand what digital democracy is in practice, but what do we mean by e-democracy or digital democracy?