• Making our first payments using the Payments Service

    17th January 2022 by

    Blog by Alasdair Murray, Business Analyst, Cloud And Digital Services Division. On Wednesday 8th December, the SG Payments Service, which is operated by the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, successfully processed its first payroll run for Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland). While it’s a cause for celebration, we know that it’s only the tip of…

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  • From tiny acorns: delivering a new payments service

    7th December 2021 by

    Hugh Wallace, Service Owner, Digital Directorate, talks about the build up to a significant milestone for Scottish Government’s payments service. It feels like a timely moment to be writing about Scottish Government’s payments service. It was almost three years ago to the day when a small team – just four of us at the time…

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  • Finding out what people need to learn about cloud

    9th November 2021 by

    Blog by Serena Nusing, senior service designer, and Mark Daniels, senior user researcher, Digital Transformation Division. The Cloud First programme within the Digital Directorate aims to support the Scottish Government and Scottish public sector in their journey to cloud ensuring they’re able to realise the benefits of cloud. In this blog, Serena Nusing, senior service designer,…

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  • Collaborating on Open Data in Scotland

    28th September 2021 by

    Blog by Martin Macfie, Head of Open Data in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate. Hi, my name is Martin Macfie and I head up a small team working on Open Data. Our team has two main roles. The first of these is to provide the direction of travel for open data policy in Scotland; the…

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  • Bringing Ethics to the Forefront

    23rd September 2021 by

    A blog by the Data & Intelligence Network(D&IN) comprised of  Scottish Government and our partners. The Data & Intelligence Network (D&IN) was established in May 2020 to provide evidence-based, objective analysis to inform local and national decision-making in response to COVID-19 outbreaks. Our framework Due to the complexity that often can accompany sharing data and…

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  • Linking the people and places of Scotland

    3rd September 2021 by

    Blog by the Data and Intelligence Network Management Office, Digital Directorate, Scottish Government. Working together The Scottish Government’s Data and Intelligence Network (D&IN) use data to support the delivery of business solutions to pressing critical issues which impact the people of Scotland. A new way of Thinking In March 2021, we, the Data & Intelligence…

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  • Getting up close with data standards

    18th August 2021 by

    Blog by Lucie Woellenstein, PhD intern in the Data Standards team, Digital Directorate. My name is Lucie Woellenstein and I am a PhD intern in the Data Standards team within the Open Data & Data Innovations team, in the Digital Directorate, Scottish Government. Some of you may remember my last blog, where I spoke about…

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  • Who is working on Data Standards in the UK and Internationally?

    9th August 2021 by

    Blog by Lucie Woellenstein, PhD intern – Data Standards team, Digital Directorate. For the past couple months, I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to work with the Data Standards team in the Digital Directorate at Scottish Government. My role has been very versatile, and in this blog I want to talk about one piece of work…

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  • Making the most of user research findings

    14th July 2021 by

    Blog post co-written by Mark Daniels, Aleksandra Kaleta-Pyrek, Daniel Migliorelli and Fiona Wragg In this blog post, Mark Daniels,  Daniel Migliorelli and Fiona Wragg who work in the Digital Transformation Division of the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate and Aleksandra Kaleta-Pyrek who works in Social Security Directorate share discovery findings showing that standardised processes for sharing…

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  • Introduction to Data Standards and Open Data in Scottish Government

    13th July 2021 by

    Hi, my name is Shona Nicol and I work in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate and head up a team that covers technical data policy, where I lead on data standards. Along with Martin Macfie, who leads the team on Open Data, we wanted to start a series of blogs on the use of data…

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