24th May 2018 by Alaster Phillips
The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.
27th March 2018 by SG Admin
Hi everyone, my name is Ellyce and I’m studying PR & Marketing at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. I recently finished a student placement in the Scottish Government’s Comms/Marketing department and I was asked to write a blog to talk about my experiences. I’ve never written a blog before so I’m going to give it...
19th March 2018 by Dawn Ferguson
When you hear the term sepsis, what do you think? Do you know what it is? More importantly, do you know how to recognise the symptoms? When I was asked to work on the sepsis campaign I had, rather embarrassingly, never heard of it. I had no idea who it affected, the severity of the...
8th March 2017 by Simon Ebbett
One day when I was 17, my history teacher wheeled in a TV and a VCR* and put on a tape of Blackadder II. While my classmates and I were thrilled to spend a lesson watching comedy instead of doing actual work, we were also bemused. Why play us a TV show rather than discuss...
28th February 2017 by Nicola Clark-Tonberg
What did you dream of being when you grew up? What did you imagine the world would be like? The eight-year-old animal-loving me wanted to be a vet until I realised that there wasn’t really a farm that all poorly animals went to for a holiday. Then, I set my heart on being a journalist,...
21st February 2017 by Angela Rankine
Our AboutScotland Facebook page now has more than 212,000 followers internationally. These numbers include our UK following (over 42,000), as well as our audience in America (84,000), Canada (20,000) and Australia (10,000). My job is to share some of the best bits of Scotland with them, showcasing what our country has to offer. And our...
3rd February 2017 by Mike Thorburn
Hey everyone, my name is Mike and I’m the newest member of the Marketing Team. As part of my induction I got asked if I could write a little blog about what the department is like from the new guy’s perspective. Given that one of the main parts of my new job is going to...
5th December 2016 by Tim Bisset
[Image by AMC] For anyone acquainted with the iconic series Mad Men, there’s much to admire in its anti-hero Don Draper. The suits, the self-belief, the style the swagger. Who wouldn’t want to spend a day in his (immaculate Italian leather) shoes? Admittedly, he also has a lot of characteristics we perhaps shouldn’t aspire to...
5th December 2016 by SG Admin
A secondment opportunity has arisen for a Senior Corporate Communications Officer, based in the Corporate Communications Team, Office of the Chief Executive, NHSScotland in the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Directorates. The post is based in St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh. The post holder will have responsibility for delivering aspects of corporate communications...
29th November 2016 by Karin Finlay
Time often goes by so very fast. Sometimes whole years seem to whizz by and blend into the one before and we can’t quite remember what took place. Not so this one though. 2016 has been some year. Full of heart-wrenching moments, a series of endings and seismic changes, it’s one that many people seem...