Digital

  • Connecting Scotland – Phase 3 launch

    9th June 2021 by

    Connecting Scotland has launched a new phase to support those seeking employment or to develop skills for employment opportunities. The new £26 million phase aims to get 23,000 households online. The Connecting Scotland programme provides a device, data, training and support to digitally excluded and low income households. Since May 2020 the Connecting Scotland programme...

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  • Connecting Scotland – Over £48 million to get 60,000 citizens online

    24th March 2021 by

    Blog by Katie Lyne, Communication manager, Digital Participation Team. 2020 was a year that no one could predict. Governments around the world rallied to support and protect their citizens and Scotland was no exception. When it launched in May 2020 Connecting Scotland aimed to tackle digital exclusion and enable citizens to access the services they...

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  • Priorities for 2021 to help the Digital Directorate make government services better

    24th March 2021 by

    Blog by Serena Nusing and Sam Ernstzen, User Centred Design team, Digital Transformation Division. The job of a service designer in Digital is to advocate for the Scottish Approach to Service Design and to support the development of user-centred, accessible and effective services. In this blog Serena Nusing, senior service designer, and Sam Ernstzen, service...

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  • Introducing the Digital Ethics People’s Panel

    22nd March 2021 by

    Anna Grant, Senior Policy and Development Officer in the Digital Futures Team at Carnegie UK Trust tells us about the work she is doing with Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate, Involve and 30 Scottish citizens to explore how Scotland can develop as an ethical digital nation and what this means to the people of Scotland. In 2019,...

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  • Digital Identity Programme – Opportunity to Join our Online Stakeholder Event

    19th March 2021 by

    Susie Braham, Head of Data and Digital Identity Policy Unit within Digital Directorate tells us about plans to host an online digital identity stakeholder event. Last week, we launched our new Digital Strategy: ‘A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive in a Digital World’. It contains a commitment to introduce a digital identity service for Scotland,...

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  • New Digital Strategy for Scotland – Digital Government and Services

    18th March 2021 by

    Last week we launched A Changing Nation: How Scotland will Thrive in a Digital World, a new Digital Strategy for Scotland. This is the third in a series of blogs looking at the three key themes in the strategy – People and Place, A Strong Digital Economy and Digital Government and Services, which will all...

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  • Digital Strategy for Scotland – A Strong Digital Economy

    17th March 2021 by

    Last week we launched A Changing Nation: How Scotland will Thrive in a Digital World, a new Digital Strategy for Scotland. The strategy contains three key themes where digital will play a role in our recovery from coronavirus: People and Place, A Strong Digital Economy and Digital Government and Services, and we’re publishing a series...

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  • Digital Strategy for Scotland – People and place

    15th March 2021 by

    Last week we launched A Changing Nation: How Scotland will Thrive in a Digital World, a new Digital Strategy for Scotland. The new strategy sets out the role digital will play in our recovery from coronavirus, and how we can work together to enable Scotland to fulfil its potential, facing the challenges and opportunities digital...

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  • What happened during Services Week 2021

    12th March 2021 by

    Serena Nüsing, service designer in Digital Directorate, shares what happened during Services Week 2021 at Scottish Government and what people thought about it. Last week was Services Week and Scottish Government got involved. Services Week is an annual self-organised week of events to discuss good, accessible, equitable, and sustainable public services. From Monday to Friday...

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  • Launch of new Digital Strategy for Scotland

    11th March 2021 by

    We’ve launched the new Digital Strategy for Scotland. The new Digital Strategy for Scotland, “A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive In A Digital World” sets out the role digital will play in our recovery from coronavirus, and how we can work together to enable Scotland to fulfil its potential, facing the challenges and opportunities...

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