Stewart Hamilton

Written 173 posts

Communications and Engagement Officer

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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ScotPayments – Confirmation of Payee has launched

28th March 2024

Blog by Megan Abbott, Lead Business Relationship Manager, ScotPayments. In our last blog, we shared a progress update for ScotPayments, a new payments service being designed and built by the Digital Directorate. Since then, we have gone live with our new feature Confirmation of Payee. Confirmation of Payee helps users verify that they are sending…

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Census 2022 – Go live checklist

20th March 2024

Guest blog by Laura Johnstone, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. The Digital Assurance Office have been working with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) to capture and share some of their experiences from the delivery of the Census Programme. This is the eighth in a series of case studies.  You can read the earlier…

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Census 2022 – resourcing

13th March 2024

Guest blog by Laura Johnstone, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. The Digital Assurance Office have been working with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) to capture and share some of their experiences from the delivery of the Census Programme. This is the seventh in a series of case studies.  You can read the earlier…

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Census 2022 – cyber security

6th March 2024

Guest blog by Berit Braun, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. The Digital Assurance Office have been working with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) to capture and share some of their experiences from the delivery of the Census Programme. This is the sixth in a series of case studies. You can read the earlier…

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Privacy by design and default – ScotAccount

29th February 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 an online service that allows people to sign in to public services in a user-centred and secure way. It makes accessing services easier and…

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Census 2022 – contract management

28th February 2024

Guest blog by Berit Braun, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. The Digital Assurance Office have been working with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) to capture and share some of their experiences from the delivery of the Census Programme. This is the fifth in a series of case studies. You can read the earlier…

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Census 2022 – procurement

21st February 2024

Guest blog by Berit Braun, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. The Digital Assurance Office have been working with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) to capture and share some of their experiences from the delivery of the Census Programme. This is the fourth in a series of case studies. You can read the earlier…

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Census 2022 – meeting the Digital Standard

14th February 2024

Guest blog by Laura Johnstone, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. The Digital Assurance Office have been working with the National Records of Scotland to capture and share some of their experiences from the delivery of the Census Programme. This is the third in a series of case studies. You can read the earlier case…

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Uncovering trends in text through the Data Science Accelerator

13th February 2024

As a public sector data analyst, it’s frustrating when you think you’ve got a good idea to solve a business problem, but don’t have enough time or technical support to explore it fully. That was certainly the case for me when it came to trying to unlock a particular issue for my organisation.

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