• Prototyping a life events model for

    23rd March 2016 by

    This is a blog post by the team. life event. noun. a major event that changes a person’s status or circumstances, such as giving birth, getting married, getting divorced, dealing with the death of spouse or losing a job. Life events are often discussed in terms of stress. Our team has been exploring how...

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  • Adding support for victims and witnesses on

    23rd March 2016 by

    This is a blog post by the team. In 2015, the Scottish Government announced a number of changes to improve the help and support available for victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland. This includes giving victims and witnesses better access to information – and we’ve been working with the Scottish Government’s Justice Directorate...

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  • The Digital Participation Challenge Fund 1 ½ years on

    14th March 2016 by

    It’s been 18 months since the launch of the first round of the Challenge Fund back in 2014. Since then 84 projects doing fantastic digital inclusion work in Scotland have been supported by funds from the Scottish Government, with some additional support from BT Scotland. As well as helping people to get online, these funds...

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  • Social Housing – “Connecting the Unconnected”

    12th February 2016 by

    Getting online has never been more important.  Being able to access the internet can open up a whole world of opportunities.  Many of us take it for granted that we can click on the web and shop cheaply, check out the latest job sites, discover key information for our studies or work, book a cut-price...

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  • Supporting Scotland’s businesses

    11th September 2015 by

    Over the last 100 days, we’ve been finalising what’s needed to close the Scottish Business Portal and move the website’s content and tools on to The portal ( was originally designed to bring business service and support information into one place – pulling content via an API from partner websites like Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise,...

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  • Open Badges at CoderDojo Scotland

    17th November 2014 by

    Activities at CoderDjo Scotland

    A guest blog from Craig Steele, Project Manager at CoderDojo Scotland CoderDojo is a global movement that aims to get more young people involved with computer programming and technology. We run computer coding clubs for young people where they can learn to build their own apps, websites, games, and more. Our workshops are run by volunteers...

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  • Isle of Coll Mobile Phone Project

    8th August 2014 by

    Known for its sandy beaches, dark skies and the home to Katie Morag, the Isle of Coll is entering the digital revolution – with its own mobile phone mast. The project will see the island gain mobile phone coverage for the first time in its history and will be the first Scottish island with 4G...

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  • Spotlight on Digital Economy

    19th May 2014 by

    The Scottish Government has a vision for Scotland to be a world-leading digital nation by 2020. Our vision is underpinned by the need to ensure Scotland’s businesses; public services; and citizens have the confidence, capability and skills to take full advantage of the benefits the digital economy can bring. The term ‘digital’ in this context...

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  • Digital Participation: A National Framework for Local Action

    29th April 2014 by

    On 24 April, Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, launched the digital participation strategy at Pilton Equalities Project (PEP) in Edinburgh and spent some time chatting with members of the Computer Club to hear how getting online has been beneficial for them.  The enthusiasm from everyone in room for digital technology was...

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  • One Small Step…

    3rd October 2013 by

    Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

    Following a period of procurement, evaluation and negotiation there are now two contracts in place to deliver the Step Change Programme – one for Highlands and Islands and one for the Rest of Scotland. A total investment of £410 million will see superfast broadband infrastructure available to 85% of all premises in Scotland by the...

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