Digital Engagement

  • How the principle of openness guided the public discussion on easing lockdown

    24th July 2020 by

    The understated importance of principles and remembering why we do what we do Talking of principles often causes eyes to glaze over, minds to wander and sleepy heads to nod off… But taking an open approach as our key principle guided us. It made our public discussion a success. Easing lockdown has dominated the media…

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  • Having your voice heard in an online world: Smart Places series

    26th June 2020 by

    Blog by our team member Niamh Webster. Originally published  in the Smart Places illustrated blog series of 7 articles featuring thought pieces from a diverse line up of thinkers, practitioners, experts and leaders in this field. Read the other articles in the series and the full programme of events. With thanks to James Albon for the…

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  • Our journey through consultations

    13th January 2020 by

    We just published our 500th consultation on Citizen Space. Read on to find out about our journey so far.

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  • A journey to website accessibility

    7th October 2019 by

    We’re all striving to make our websites more accessible. With new guidelines coming in soon, we wanted to share the great work being done by Forestry and Land Scotland.

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  • Meet the team

    30th September 2019 by

    What does the Digital Engagement Team at the Scottish Government do? We want to make it easier for people to get involved in government’s work. We provide the tools and expertise so the government can consult and involve the public using the latest in digital technology. Democracy is at the heart of what we do….

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  • We’re hiring a Digital Engagement Manager

    27th February 2019 by

    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…

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  • Revamped intranet wins global award

    21st September 2017 by

    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.

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  • Culture is at the core of digital transformation

    19th May 2017 by

    Cultural attitudes and your approach to digital transformation are the key drivers to success or failure.

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  • Playing the digital engagement game

    13th May 2016 by

    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.

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  • A reflection on the last 6.5 months

    19th June 2015 by

    We’ve come a long way since we launched in December. Trying to navigate the complexities of Scottish Government and promote ourselves across the organisation, we’ve had somewhat of an uphill battle.

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