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?
19th May 2017 by Alaster Phillips
Cultural attitudes and your approach to digital transformation are the key drivers to success or failure.
21st February 2017 by Alaster Phillips
2016 was a busy year for us in the Digital Engagement Team and we hit We hit 2017 at a sprint. How can we help YOU play a more active part in the work of government?
3rd November 2016 by Donald McBryde
We recently invited Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, to join us to give a masterclass presentation about using Twitter to senior leaders at the Scottish Government. Having previously been voted in the top 30 UK "Social CEOs" by the Guardian, we were delighted she accepted.
15th July 2016 by Jana Sweeney
I’ve only been in government for nine months and every time I say what I do one of my friends asks “what does that actually mean?” Until now, civil servants have often been seen as a faceless mass behind ministers. That needs to change.
13th May 2016 by Christian Storstein
We recently had an interesting workshop with colleagues in the Directorate for Economic Development, talking over the many different strands of their work, and identifying which could be ripe for development as a digital engagement exercise.
28th January 2016 by Eachann Gillies
For some, the idea of using instant chat for work might sound counter-intuitive, but I’ve found it to really work. I’m often working in a different office from the rest of my team and it’s brilliant for those little thoughts or queries that just need a short answer.
29th October 2015 by Chris Connolly
As it's Halloween we couldn't resist a punny title and pumpkin pic for our blog post about barriers to using social media as a tool for policy makers in the Scottish Government.