Crowdsourcing ideas for Scottish public service open data
7th June 2015 by Leah Lockhart
We've opened up our first instance of crowdsourcing ideas and suggestions today and it's all around open data.
Working with our Directors General
2nd June 2015 by Leah Lockhart
Since we came together as a team last winter, we’ve largely focussed our energy on reaching policy teams- the people as close to the ground as you’re likely to get in Scottish Government. But lately we’ve been meeting with our Directors General (DGs) to help them talk and think through their digital aspirations and what...
Walking the talk – our progress on digital engagement projects
18th May 2015 by Leah Lockhart
There is a serious push for better engagement generally from Scottish Government (this includes internal and external engagement) and the digital aspect is a very new area to so many people.
Our radio silence
12th May 2015 by Leah Lockhart
Publishing schedule, curation ahoy and better capturing of our day to day work.
Citizen Space – the Scottish Government’s new consultation platform
2nd April 2015 by Eachann Gillies
The Scottish Government runs around 100 consultations a year, on a wide range of subjects. The consultation process is designed to allow people a chance to have their say on government proposals or policies.
Tailoring our approach – user centred for an internal audience
23rd March 2015 by Leah Lockhart
We aspire to help create a government where digital engagement is second nature to all colleagues and as a new team, we’re eager to affect change at an accelerated rate. We’ve had a number of discussions where colleagues have expressed fear anxiety and apprehension in relation to digital engagement.
Democratic Sector Day
6th March 2015 by Christian Storstein
Yesterday I joined a whole lot of interesting and passionate people at Democracy Sector Day, organised by Oliver Escobar and colleagues from What Works Scotland.
What we do
2nd March 2015 by Leah Lockhart
The Digital Engagement Team at Scottish Government is giving hands on support and guidance to policy professionals to learn to use digital tools to be more transparent, more collaborative and more creative. We are encouraging greater citizen engagement, helping colleagues reach and engage more people through the web and social media. We are small but perfectly formed...