Stewart Hamilton

Written 172 posts

Communications and Engagement Officer

National Entitlement Card Smart Ticketing – Creating a multidisciplinary team

23rd May 2024

Guest blog by Laura Johnstone, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. Introduction Some Scottish island citizens are entitled to concessionary ferry travel.  The aim of the Ferries National Entitlement Card Smart Ticketing project was to transform the existing service by moving from a manual paper based service to a digital and smartcard service.  New digital…

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Scotland’s Digital Strategy – Progress report published

22nd May 2024

Blog post by Yorath Turner, Chief Operating Officer for Digital, Scottish Government. A progress report entitled ‘A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world: Progress report 2021 – 2024’ has been published on the Scottish Government website. Scotland’s Digital Strategy, “A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world” was…

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Security by design and default – ScotAccount  

16th May 2024

Laurie Brown, Digital Information Security Officer, provides strategic information security direction, assurance, and governance across a number of Scottish Government digital public services including the work to introduce ScotAccount.  ScotAccount is the secure and simple way to access public services online.  It makes accessing services easier because you can use one account to sign in…

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ScotPayments Design in Action (Part 1: Introduction) 

15th May 2024

Blog by Fiona MacLellan and Cal Marr to celebrate ScotPayments milestones including £40 million with our Design in Action blog post series.  Our team have a few milestones to celebrate this week! On 15 May 2024  ScotPayments service processed our 100th payment run, which means we’ve sent over £40million across 20,000 payments since we launched…

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Moving open data forward – the Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities of Open Data for Producers, Users and Leaders

8th May 2024

This blog has been written by Martin Macfie, Head of Open Data in the Digital Directorate’s Data Division, in which he discusses recent work to better understand the benefits, challenges and opportunities of Open Data. What we’ve been doing We need to be more strategic in the way we approach the publishing, messaging and culture…

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Data maturity information sessions for public sector organisations

1st May 2024

Blog by Sally Kerr, Data Transformation Lead in Digital Directorate’s Technical Data Policy team. Better use of data is fundamental to driving efficiency and innovation in our public services and our economy, to deliver better outcomes for the people of Scotland. For public sector organisations to understand how to use their data effectively, it is…

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Technology Assurance Framework – Governance and project control

24th April 2024

Guest blog by Laura Johnstone, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. The Digital Assurance Office (DAO), who administer the Technology Assurance Framework, share the lessons learned from their assurance reviews to support others to deliver more successful projects and programmes. This blog shares our insights relating to governance and project control. This is our fourth…

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Digital connectivity – Janet’s Story

16th April 2024

Blog by Karen Tease, Communications and Engagement Executive, Digital Connectivity Division. Continuing our recent R100 blog series here is a great story about Janet from Duns in the Scottish Borders, and how the programme got her connected. The Scottish Government’s R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (R100 SBVS) has helped thousands of people connect to faster…

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Digital connectivity – Connectivity at Seaton Estate

10th April 2024

Blog by Karen Tease, Communications and Engagement Executive, Digital Connectivity Division. Continuing our series on the story of the Reaching 100% (R100) programme, our second blog is about one of the registered suppliers on the programme.   A supplier is a company that is part of the R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS) who can…

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Digital connectivity – The story of the Reaching 100% (R100) programme

4th April 2024

Blog by Karen Tease, Communications and Engagement Executive, Digital Connectivity Division. This is the first blog in a short series providing background and updates on the R100 programme. Bringing superfast broadband to Scotland is one of the most ambitious infrastructure programmes in Europe and as such, digital connectivity is a key part of the Digital Scotland…

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