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Spatial Information

Digital Scotland MapThe Scottish public sector uses and creates a large amount of spatial (including spatially referenced) data and it must ensure that it is well placed to maximise the value of that data. The effective management of spatial data to ensure it is fully exploited, supports innovative and effective public services and promotes economic growth is a core objective of the Scottish Spatial Information Board (SIB).

The Board is chaired by Mike Neilson, Director for Digital (Scottish Government), the Group is comprised of:

  • Sheenagh Adams, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, Registers of Scotland
  • Professor Alex McMahon, NHS Lothian
  • Hugh Barron, Chair of AGI Scotland representative, British Geological Survey
  • Peter Birrell, Head of IS, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Peter Burnhill, Director of EDINA and Head of Edinburgh University Data Library
  • Dominic Cuthbert, Strategic Development Manager, Public Sector and Utilities, Ordnance Survey
  • Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government (corresponding member)
  • John Kimmance, Director, Public Sector, Ordnance Survey
  • Iain McKay, Spatial Information Programme Manager, Improvement Service
  • Diana Murray, Chief Executive, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
  • Jonathan Pryce, Director for Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities, Scottish Government
  • Keith Winter, Executive Director of Enterprise and Environment, Fife Council


Any queries should be directed to: Shona.Nicol@scotland.gsi.gov.uk


Details of meeting papers and other relevant documents and publications can be found below:

Scottish Spatial Information Board

Meeting One – February 2013

Meeting Two – June 2013

Meeting Three – October 2103

Meeting Four – April 2014

Meeting Five – September 2014

Meeting Six - February 2015

Meeting Seven - June 2015

Meeting Eight - October 2015

Other Documents and Publications

None at present