Our new digital strategy, A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world, delivered in partnership with COSLA, enables a shared vision of a modern, digital and collaborative government, designed around people.
We are implementing our digital strategy by:
- offering digital support for businesses to help them become internationally competitive
- supporting digital transformation by delivering public services that meet the needs of the public
- making sure we are well positioned to support change and innovation through the effective use of data
- develop a robust, secure and trustworthy digital identity mechanism so that an individual can demonstrate their identity online
- developing standards and assurances that will help others meet digital best practice standards
- improving and extending our broadband and mobile networks to benefit communities and businesses across Scotland
- increasing digital participation by helping communities develop digital skills and confidence
- making sure Scotland is a world leader in cyber resilience, with a global reputation for being a secure place to work, learn and do business
- introducing the Digital, Data and Technology profession in the Scottish Government and striving to attract, recruit and retain diverse talent in our digital workforce
- using data linkage to realise the value of existing data
- supporting the delivery of services with our Cloud first programme
A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world replaces Realising Scotland’s full potential in a digital world. It was originally published in 2017 and set out how the Scottish Government would make sure that digital was at the heart of everything we were doing including delivering economic growth, reforming our public services, and preparing our children for the workplace of the future.
It was accompanied by an evidence paper which summarised the links between digital, economic productivity and inclusion. The paper also analysed Scotland's digital performance over time and in an international context.
Bills and legislation
The Legislation and Regulation Catalogue provides guidance on legislation that applies to the delivery of digital services and is regularly reviewed and updated.
For general enquiries please contact: DigitalStrategyforScotland@gov.scot