Digital

  • New funding announced to increase digital skills

    5th April 2018 by

    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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  • Improving diversity in digital roles

    13th March 2018 by

    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 by

    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 by

    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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  • Online Identity Assurance – What have we been doing? Come see for yourself

    1st February 2018 by

    It’s been a busy start to 2018 for the online identity assurance team. Thank you for all your initial feedback on our first blog. We value the input of everyone with an interest in this work. So what’s been happening? As mentioned in our project plan, we are now well into the first phase of...

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  • We Are The (Digital) Champions!

    4th September 2017 by

    A blog from David Robb, Chief Executive of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) on the Scottish Government Digital Champions programme. In the digital world, many of the old clichés become trueisms: the pace of change really is eye-watering, and the possibilities really are endless! A key action from the recently refreshed Scottish Government Digital Strategy is...

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  • How digital is supporting our Health and Care ambitions

    16th June 2017 by

    This is a guest post from Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, on what the refreshed digital strategy means for the health and social care. The second in a series of posts from Chief Digital Officers in different sectors. Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World sets out the vision...

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  • Scotland’s Digital Strategy and the third sector

    2nd June 2017 by

    This is a guest post from David McNeill, Digital Director at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, on what the refreshed digital strategy means for the third sector. The first in a series of posts from Chief Digital Officers in different sectors. Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World sets out the Scottish Government’s vision...

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  • How to organise an unconference

    4th May 2017 by

    I’m going to start with an assumption: that you’ve been to a conference where you’ve listened to speaker after speaker until you’ve been saturated with other people’s thoughts and opinions. Were you a bit bored? Or frustrated that by the time it got to the questions bit you’d forgotten what you wanted to ask? One way to...

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