Stewart Hamilton

Written 20 posts

Communications and Engagement Officer

Data Delivery Group 2020 update

5th February 2020

Blog by Colin Cook, Director Digital, Scottish Government. Scotland’s Data Delivery Group aims to steer the work of organisations around Scotland to agree how we work together to best achieve our vision: To use Scotland’s data to its full potential by driving innovation, improving public services and unlocking economic value – saving time, money and…

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Launch of 2020 Analytical Exchange programme

3rd February 2020

Blog by Professor Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician & Data Officer, Scottish Government The Analytical Exchange programme matches analysts working in Scotland with voluntary sector organisations requesting help around data, analysis, statistics and research on very short sharp projects. These can be anywhere between an afternoon to 10 working days. Individuals or small groups of statisticians,…

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Sharing and Reuse Conference: Bucharest 2019

21st June 2019

Blog by Sophie Finlayson, Scottish Government – Data, Statistics and Digital Identity Division. We wanted to share a few of the highlights from the European Commission’s Sharing and Reuse Conference which Roger Halliday and the Data Standards team attended in Bucharest last week. What’s it all about? The European Commission run a programme called ISA2…

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Analytical Exchange programme – Now open for bids

24th January 2019

A blog by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician and Head of Performance, Scottish Government.  The Analytical Exchange programme aims to offer free support to 3rd sector organisations in Scotland around data, analysis, statistics and research. It does this by matching analysts working the Scottish public sector with 3rd sector organisations needing help on very short sharp…

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Scottish Digital Academy – Building capability to deliver transformation.

22nd November 2018

Guest post by Agile coach, Dean Rhodes from the Scottish Digital Academy, Scottish Government. Our aim at the Scottish Digital Academy is “building capability to deliver digital transformation” but what does that actually mean? Well, on our courses, we focus on two main things, why we are building that service and how we build the…

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Online Identity Assurance – Join us in our proof of concept phase

29th August 2018

Organisations involved in digital identity are now being invited to get involved with the forthcoming Alpha phase of the Online Identity Assurance project. As we highlighted in our last blog, we have joined the non-profit collaborative Open Identity Exchange (OIX) in order to gain greater exposure to people and organisations with interest in issues around…

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Increasing diversity in the digital profession

12th July 2018

A post by Colin Cook, Director Digital, Scottish Government. Over the past year, the division heads and I have been looking at ways that we can improve diversity within the digital directorate. Alan Rodden has been appointed to lead delivery and last month we published the Digital Directorate’s commitment to improving workforce diversity. This explains why…

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New funding announced to increase digital skills

5th April 2018

A new round of funding for the Digital Participation Charter Fund was announced last week by, Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, while at a visit to the Welcoming, an organisation that has benefitted from the Charter Fund. We asked Elaine Mowat, co-director at the Welcoming, to tell us about how…

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Citizens Advice Scotland announced as the 500th signatory of the Digital Participation Charter

5th April 2018

Last week, Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, announced that Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) was the 500th organisation to sign up to Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter. We asked Karen Nailen (centre of picture), CEO of West Lothian Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), to tell us what signing the Charter means for CAS….

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Improving diversity in digital roles

13th March 2018

A post from Sarah Davidson, Director-General for Organisational Development and Operations. I signed the Tech Talent Charter on behalf of Scottish Government as part of our celebration of International Women’s Day. The Charter commits us to increasing the diversity of our digital workforce and will help us work with other signatories to address the gender…

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