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mygov.scot

Overview

mygov.scot is a place for people in Scotland to access public services that are easy to find and simple to use - services so convenient, people choose digital first.

Our approach is user centred, translating public sector services into content that is focused on real user needs with no requirement to understand how the public sector in Scotland is organised. This will ensure users can navigate the Scottish public sector easily and access public services (local, Scottish or reserved) confidently, using any device (tablet, mobile, games console or desktop).

mygov.scot logomygov.scot has a frequent release schedule and continual, iterative refinement in response to user research, testing, analytics and feedback. mygov.scot is being developed by the Digital Public Services & Business Transformation Division, a division of the Scottish Government Digital directorate.

We are building mygov.scot with the goal of open sourcing the publishing platform and its components in line with the Scottish Government open source policy. The publishing platform will be used for two main offerings – www.mygov.scot and www.gov.scot – and we are working with Scottish Government colleagues to migrate their web content to the publishing platform with the development of the new gov.scot site.

Milestones

alpha release

Testing our approach to content production, publishing and technical standards through a limited selection of content

July 2014

beta release

Building on the alpha and delivering the tools to deliver information services at scale. Alongside new content, the beta delivered a publishing platform and new features such as a scalable, on site search facility and the ability to browse content by organisation.

December 2014

Cloud Migration

Migration to new cloud provider

August 2015

Analytics

Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics implementation

August 2015

Open source

Organisational presence on Github with first set of components comprising a part of the mygov.scot stack open sourced on SG's Github site

August 2015

Audit

Audit of devolved content on gov.uk to be migrated e.g. Blue Badge Holders

August 2015

Gov.scot

Transition of initial content – Marine Scotland and Housing

Completion of initial designs and iterative development of relevant software

September 2015

Justice

Debt journeys and Victims and Witnesses

September 2015

Business Portal

Decommission of the Scottish Business Portal

14th September 2015

Publishing platform

Discovery and delivery of the initial version of the publishing platform

September 2015

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