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Public Wireless Programme

We want Scotland’s public places to be digitally the best, truly world-class, reflecting Scotland’s ambition and a mark of our success as a flourishing nation. Established in 2015, the Scottish Government’s Public Wireless Programme expands the work of Digital Scotland to support this vision. The Programme provides:

  • £1.5m for public building and public space wi-fi projects

Underpinning all of this is a strategic approach and framework to public wireless design and use that is adaptable to the needs and opportunities present locally and nationally across Scotland.  The working paper presented here aims to start a conversation with everyone with a shared interest in the future of Scotland’s public places. It sets out the process and principles established by practical use. 

We will refresh the paper based on your comments and examples of best practice.

Download the draft guidance paper