Written 11 posts

Next steps for Scotland’s Official Statistics Open Data platform

14th July 2022

Blog by Victoria Avila and Martin Macfie, Data Division, Digital Directorate In the Open Data team within Scottish Government, part of our role is to manage the publication of open datasets on This is the open data publishing platform for Official Statistics in Scotland. The platform contains around 300 datasets and reference datasets published…

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Data and Intelligence Network sets out future plans

1st June 2022

Blog by Lewis McCathie, Communications and Engagement Manager, Data & Intelligence Network. Created by the Scottish Government in 2020 to provide evidence-based analysis in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Data & Intelligence Network (DIN) is now looking to build upon this by supporting a number of Scottish Government policy areas so to utilise public sector…

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The Truth of Designing Services

12th November 2021

In this blog Sam Ernstzen, Digital Service Standard Assessor within Scottish Government’s Directorate for Internal Audit and Assurance, and Serena Nusing, Senior Service Designer, based within Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate share with you five truths about designing services.  Being experienced service designers we see very common things across projects. We thought sharing what we see…

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The Digital Support Hub: helping you create better digital services

24th September 2021

The Digital Support Hub team based in the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate blog about the new Digital Support Hub, a support and knowledge hub for building better digital services for the people of Scotland. Bringing the public sector’s digital knowledge together The Digital Support Hub was launched to support the Digital Strategy for Scotland –…

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Bringing Ethics to the Forefront

23rd September 2021

A blog by the Data & Intelligence Network(D&IN) comprised of  Scottish Government and our partners. The Data & Intelligence Network (D&IN) was established in May 2020 to provide evidence-based, objective analysis to inform local and national decision-making in response to COVID-19 outbreaks. Our framework Due to the complexity that often can accompany sharing data and…

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Scottish Government celebrates World Interaction Design Day (IxDD 2021)

17th September 2021

For the first time The Scottish Government will be hosting a series of presentations and talks from 28th to 30th September to celebrate this year’s World Interaction Design Day for internal staff. What is IxDD 2021? IxDD 2021 is an annual event where Interaction Designers and User Centred Design practitioners come together as a united global…

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Introducing the Digital Ethics People’s Panel

22nd March 2021

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

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

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

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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