Digital

  • What Scottish Government has learned about how to do ‘Digital Discovery’

    4th December 2020 by

    Introduction I’m Angela Saunders, Product Manager at the Scottish Government.  If you’re on the point of starting a “Digital Discovery” project, I want to tell you about what we’ve learned recently from ours.  For those unfamiliar with the term, Discovery is the important first step in designing a public service. What is Discovery, and why...

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  • Data access for the public good

    30th November 2020 by

    Blog by Tom Andrews, Communications and Engagement Manager, Statistics and Data Access Division. The Statistics and Data Access Division has been working with the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) to make data linkage – the linking of administrative data created by one organisation or department to that from another – in Scotland more...

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  • SG Payments – Moving from Alpha to Beta

    25th November 2020 by

    Blog by Carron Macnab, Delivery Manager, Product and Commercial Division. As a key commitment in the Digital Strategy for Scotland, the SG Payments Service will incrementally replace existing disparate and disconnected platforms that we currently use for paying out pensions, benefits and grants. We’ve previously blogged about our successful Alpha and proof of concept phases,...

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  • Digital Strategy Consultation – A Digital and Data Economy

    23rd November 2020 by

    In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the fourth blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy. In this blog,...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – Industry event update

    17th November 2020 by

    Claire Lumsdaine, Product Manager for Digital Identity in the Scottish Government, provides an update on the work of the Digital Identity Scotland programme. In our last Blog, we invited interest in an Industry Engagement event, shared material about our prototype work from earlier in the year as well as the outputs from some of our...

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  • Digital Strategy Consultation – Transforming Government

    16th November 2020 by

    We recently introduced a consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the third blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy and why digital transformation of public...

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  • Digital Strategy Consultation – Services working for all

    2nd November 2020 by

    In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the second blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy. In this blog,...

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  • Digital Strategy Consultation – No one left behind

    19th October 2020 by

    In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the first blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy and hear why...

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  • SG payments team – Opportunities and update

    12th October 2020 by

    Carron MacNab, Delivery Manager, Product and Commercial Division, shares some news about opportunities to join the Payments team. We’ve also got an update on how we’re finding ways to carry on engaging users and stakeholders during COVID-19 restrictions. ‘Payments’ is one of the core shared technology platforms outlined in Scotland’s Digital Strategy. It is also...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – A beta industry event

    1st October 2020 by

    Gavin Ross, Policy Lead for Digital Identity in the Scottish Government, provides an update on the work of the Digital Identity Scotland programme. In our last Blog, we highlighted that our Prototype work had drawn to a close and we’re pleased to now share a Report of the Attribute Prototype activity. We are also able...

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