Stewart Hamilton

Written 17 posts

Communications and Engagement Officer

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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5Rights Youth Leadership Group Launch

26th February 2018

Guest post by Sarah McLeod – Digital Participation Team, Scottish Government. The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, met the 5Rights Youth Leadership Group at the Young Scot offices earlier this month. The Youth Leadership Group are taking forward seven of the 20 recommendations from the 5Rights Youth Commission’s Our…

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Get the best from this year’s gadgets and sign up to Superfast broadband.

15th February 2018

Guest post by Sara Budge – Director of Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband. More and more of our day to day lives involves some sort of gadget. Whether it’s a device that orders more bread and turns your heating up, or a drone that flies over your local park, they’ll need decent broadband to operate. Thanks…

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Earth Observation in the Scottish Public Sector

14th December 2017

Guest post from Shona Nicol, Head of the Geographical Information Science & Analysis Team The Geographical Information Science & Analysis Team sits within the Digital Directorate of Scottish Government. One of our key areas of work is leading on the Earth Observation (EO) policy for the Scottish Public Sector. This post will outline some of the key areas…

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