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.
22nd October 2015 by Christian Storstein
This week we finally did something we’ve been wanting to do for some time. We switched over to our new consultation hub. We have been using it for a good while, but since Monday it is the way we now do all our consultations.
22nd September 2015 by Leah Lockhart
The City Link network is a growing group of artists, academics and creatives of all shades who have an interest in creating democratic change in cities through artistic and cultural means.
6th August 2015 by Leah Lockhart
Dialogue is on demand software created by Delib, a small social venture focussed on creating tools that make it easy for governments to involve citizens in decision making.
29th July 2015 by Eachann Gillies
Today I had a somewhat startling realisation about expectations and stereotypes. We here at the Digital Engagement team love to talk about how important it is to know your audience.