Stewart Hamilton

Written 44 posts

Communications and Engagement Officer

Digital Strategy Consultation – No one left behind

19th October 2020

In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the first blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy and hear why…

Read more

SG payments team – Opportunities and update

12th October 2020

Carron MacNab, Delivery Manager, Product and Commercial Division, shares some news about opportunities to join the Payments team. We’ve also got an update on how we’re finding ways to carry on engaging users and stakeholders during COVID-19 restrictions. ‘Payments’ is one of the core shared technology platforms outlined in Scotland’s Digital Strategy. It is also…

Read more

Digital Identity Scotland – A beta industry event

1st October 2020

Gavin Ross, Policy Lead for Digital Identity in the Scottish Government, provides an update on the work of the Digital Identity Scotland programme. In our last Blog, we highlighted that our Prototype work had drawn to a close and we’re pleased to now share a Report of the Attribute Prototype activity. We are also able…

Read more

SG payments project – Keep on collaborating

30th September 2020

Blog by Fiona Maclellan, Senior Service Designer, Product and Commercial Division. The SG payments project has taken a user-centred approach since it began in 2018. This has involved working closely with users through the Discovery phase, our Alpha build and as we prepare for our next phase. We recently posted about the project’s progress, and…

Read more

Scottish IT company donates laptops to victims charity

18th September 2020

Blog by Emma Dalley, Project Delivery Officer, Product and Commercial Division. The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has highlighted the most vulnerable people in society. If you are young, healthy and your only complaint is cabin fever, then you’re extremely lucky. When the Covid-19 outbreak began the Digital Directorate set up a landing point web page as…

Read more

The life of Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB)

10th September 2020

Blog by Fiona Smith, Head of Communications, Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband. “Fiona, how can you not know where Dumfries and Galloway is!?” That is what my geography teacher asked in sheer disbelief in the early 90s. That memory came back to me, as I organised what will be one of the last photo calls and…

Read more

Scottish Digital Academy – Adult Learners Week 2020

9th September 2020

Blog by Enoch Kabalo, Assistant Business Manager and Joyce Dalgleish, Associate Agile Coach – Scottish Digital Academy. As this is Adult Learners Week, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to reflect and share what we do and what is happening in the Scottish Digital Academy to support learning and development. Here at the Scottish Digital…

Read more

The Civtech Alliance

1st September 2020

Blog by Alexander Holt, Head of Strategic Partnerships, CivTech Alliance. The CivTech Alliance is a newly-formed worldwide network of public, private and third sector organisations working across Civic and Gov tech sectors, supporting and developing products and services which make citizens’ lives better. This network acts as a peer-to-peer support network, hosting weekly video conference…

Read more

Connecting Scotland – Phase 2 update

31st August 2020

Blog by Katie Lyne, Communications and Events manager, Office of the Chief Designer, Digital Directorate. More and more our lives are being lived online. Be it a video call with our families, work colleagues, ordering prescriptions or doing the weekly shop. And, increasingly, public and private services, are moving online, particularly during Covid-19. For the…

Read more

Digital Scotland Design System

25th August 2020

Today marks the launch of the Digital Scotland Design System. This post explains what a design system is, who it’s aimed at, and how you can get involved. Firstly, what’s a design system? A design system is a collection of reusable components (in code) that can be put together to quickly and easily build your…

Read more