1. Scottish Government Records Management Plan Progress Update Review

    The Progress Update Review is a voluntary annual process which enables the Scottish Government to get feedback from National Records of Scotland on the progress we are making with managing our records and the improvements we are implementing on our published Records Management Plan.

  2. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  3. Scotland's International Strategy

    This strategy sets out our approach to international engagement and delivery to the end of the current parliamentary term.

  4. Marine science and innovation strategy

    Establishes the vision for marine science and innovation in Scotland and six outcomes to strengthen the impact of marine science, evidence and data.

  5. Cyber security: guidance for public sector suppliers

    The security of supply chains is increasingly important as we often see cyber incidents affect public sector bodies indirectly through their suppliers. This guidance note promotes the adoption of a consistent approach to supplier cyber security across the Scottish public sector.

  6. Rural Scotland Data Dashboard: Overview

    This report accompanies the Rural Scotland Data Dashboard which presents data on a range of issues that impact rural Scotland. The report synthesises the data included in the dashboard into a broader picture of successes, challenges and trends in rural Scotland.

  7. Digital telecommunications: planning guidance

    Guidance explaining the supporting key role the land use planning system has in the delivery and enhancement of digital telecommunications infrastructure across Scotland. It explains the roles and processes involved, provides good practice and a summary of the technical and operational features.

  8. Scottish Household Survey 2022: Key Findings

    Selected findings from the 2022 Scottish Household Survey, organised by topic area.

  9. Scottish islands: data overview 2023

    This report gives a snapshot of Scotland's island-level data as collated in the new Scottish Islands Data Dashboard and draws out key findings relating to each of the strategic objective topic areas set out in the National Islands Plan.

  10. Scotland’s Full Fibre Charter

    Charter consisting of a series of pledges to help extend full fibre broadband across Scotland.

  11. Gigabit in Scotland - public review: analysis report

    A report setting out the responses to the Public Review into eligible premises for public investment via Project Gigabit and actions taken as a result of the responses. The report also describes the next steps for the delivery of Project Gigabit in Scotland.

  12. Cyber resilience and the third sector - risks, challenges and opportunities: research report

    This research has been commissioned to provide the Scottish Government with an insight into the current and future cyber resilience challenges of the Scottish Third Sector.

  13. New build developments - delivering gigabit-capable connections: consultation

    Consultation to collect views on the proposals to amend building standards to ensure that all housing developers are taking the necessary steps to equip new build homes with gigabit-ready infrastructure.

  14. New build developments – delivering gigabit-capable connections: partial business and regulatory impact assessment

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment for the consultation “New Build Developments – Delivering Gigabit-capable Connections”.

  15. Public sector personal data sharing: framework and principles

    This report considers frameworks and practices of providing access to personal data by public sector organisations to private organisations.

  16. Private sector access to public sector personal data: exploring data value and benefit-sharing

    The aim of this review is to enable the Scottish Government to explore the issues relevant to the access of public sector personal data.

  17. Unlocking the value of data - Independent Expert Group: final report

    This report is the final output of the Independent Expert Group on the Unlocking the Value of Data programme, to the Scottish Government. This report is a Ministerial commission, and was originally commissioned by the former Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise.

  18. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    A draft Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) considering the impact of the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on businesses, including the third sector.

  19. Supporting access to online services

    Funding to improve digital inclusion in mental health and housing.

  20. National Islands Plan review: consultation

    We are consulting on a review of the National Islands Plan, published in 2019. This review is required by the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. We are seeking views on the impact and content of the current National Islands Plan.

  21. Connecting Scotland phase 3 - digital support for employability: evaluation

    A report based on primary research with people receiving digital support in phase 3 of the Connecting Scotland programme. Support provided in this phase aimed to improve participants' employability.

  22. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2023

    Details how we will deliver on the commitments in the National Islands Plan, over the coming year.

  23. Scotland's Vision for Trade: annual report - June 2023

    Our second annual report on Scotland's Vision for Trade, outlining the range of specific actions that we have taken over the past year and our continued ambition to make trade-related decisions based on the principles of inclusive growth, wellbeing, sustainability, net zero and good governance.

  24. Access to information rights: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses our consultation on Access to Information Rights in Scotland. We sought views on the operation of the access to information rights regime following post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

  25. Entrepreneurial Campus: summary

    Summary of The Entrepreneurial Campus: The higher education sector as a driving force for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  26. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: programme pipeline update - March 2023

    This pipeline provides information relating to key major infrastructure programmes with an investment of £20 million or more included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in February 2021.

  27. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: progress report 2022 to 2023

    Second annual progress report relating to the Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26 which outlines the progress made in relation to the Plan’s three themes during the last year as well as key delivery achievements and activity planned for the coming year.

  28. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - March 2023

    The following information relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond.

  29. Unlocking the value of data - public engagement: literature review

    This report highlights the findings from a literature review commissioned by the Scottish Government on public engagement regarding the use of public sector data by or with the private sector over the last 10 years both in the UK and internationally.

  30. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  31. Scottish Household Survey 2021 - telephone survey: key findings

    A summary of the key findings from the Scottish Household Survey 2021 telephone survey.

  32. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  33. Virtual reality helping victims

    World-first allows people to better understand courtroom process.

  34. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  35. Broadband infrastructure in Scotland: public review

    A public review to confirm eligible premises for public investment via Project Gigabit, which has an ambition to deliver nationwide gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible.

  36. Digital evidence pilot

    Collaborative system will benefit victims and witnesses.

  37. Young Person's Guarantee: update report March 2023

    The report highlights progress over the 2 years of the Young Person’s Guarantee and also sets out the direction of travel going forward.

  38. Scottish Government records management plan

    Sets out the Scottish Government records management plan, policy and retention schedules as well as plans to digitise our records.

  39. Delivering faster internet

    Full fibre broadband network extended.

  40. Cyber security boosted

    Training to help safeguard organisations from attack.

  41. Inspiring a new generation of tech entrepreneurs

    Investment to create cutting-edge network for start-ups.

  42. Improving broadband access

    Progress to extend faster broadband to island communities. 

  43. Building a tech nation

    Investment can help create more high quality start-ups. 

  44. Boosting broadband access

    Five more companies to support future proofed broadband.

  45. Preparing pupils for careers in tech

    £1.3 million for computing in schools.

  46. More than 60,000 households helped online

    People given new online skills and training.

  47. Delivering quicker internet

    Superfast broadband voucher scheme extended.

  48. Improving broadband access

    Work starts to extend superfast broadband to rural communities.

  49. Supporting people to get online

    Over £26 million to close the digital divide.

  50. Accelerating Scotland’s tech-led recovery

    Programme backed by £7 million funding in first year.

  51. Scotland's Creative Digital Initiative

    Supporting digital innovation within cultural businesses.

  52. Unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence

    Strategy addresses specific challenges for the economy, society and children.

  53. Connecting Scotland

    Investment in digital inclusion exceeds £48 million.

  54. National partnership to tackle scams

    Prevention, awareness raising and enforcement action targeted.

  55. Superfast broadband subsea work to start

    Improving connectivity to 15 of Scotland’s islands through R100 North contract.

  56. Creating an inclusive digital world

    Geography, background or ability should not be a barrier to getting online.

  57. A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world

    This strategy sets out the measures which will ensure that Scotland will fulfil its potential in a constantly evolving digital world.

  58. New scheme to increase connectivity unveiled

    Wider roll-out of 4G and 5G technology.

  59. Digital Scotland Service Standard

    The service standard aims to make sure that services in Scotland are continually improving and that users are always the focus.

  60. Reaching 100% Programme (R100) - State Aid: consultation

    A State Aid public consultation to confirm eligible premises for public investment via the Reaching 100% Programme (R110) which is striving to extend the availability of NGA broadband infrastructure to deliver superfast broadband access to 100% of premises in Scotland.

  61. Superfast broadband for homes and businesses in the North

    Contract signed for the £384 million R100 North of Scotland lot.

  62. Harnessing digital for economic recovery

    Accelerating digital adoption by small and medium-sized firms.

  63. Helping families get online

    New kit and training to tackle digital exclusion.

  64. Transforming planning for the digital age

    £35 million investment in technology.

  65. £1m fund to keep care home residents connected

    Digital device funding to keep residents connected with their loved ones.

  66. Renewing Scotland's full potential in a digital world: consultation

    Consultation seeking views on a new digital strategy for Scotland, which reflects the changing digital world in which we live and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

  67. Help to get online

    Connecting Scotland programme funding to expand to £43 million.

  68. Scottish technology ecosystem: review

    Review of the Scottish tech ecosystem by Mark Logan, commissioned by the Scottish Government, with recommendations on how to develop a world-class tech sector.

  69. Putting start-ups at heart of recovery

    Report on expanding technology sector.

  70. Connecting Scotland

    £15 million to help 23,000 more households get online.

  71. Digital Scotland – Reaching 100% programme: public consultation report (revised)

    Revised Scottish Government responses to the consultation into the eligible intervention area for investment of public funds into Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure.

  72. Getting people online

    Funding to connect the most vulnerable.

  73. CivTech 4.0 Demo Day

    Showcasing public sector innovation.

  74. Better mobile coverage for rural areas

    4G programme delivers first mast.

  75. Better access to learning

    Digital hubs launched across South of Scotland.

  76. Improving digital technologies and skills

    Interest-free loans for digital development.

  77. Transforming digital connectivity

    Delivery of full fibre broadband.

  78. Government to spotlight cyber security

    Cyber Scotland Week 2020 planned for 17-23 February.

  79. R100 progress

    Bidder announced for broadband roll out.

  80. Improving digital evidence sharing

    Modernising the criminal justice system.

  81. 5G: strategy for Scotland

    A strategy outlining our vision for 5G and our commitment to embracing the opportunities it will give to build towards our aspiration to establish Scotland as a forward looking digital nation. 

  82. 5G blueprint

    Scotland set for life in the fast lane.

  83. Implications of future technological trends on Scotland's infrastructure: independent report

    Overview of the range of technology trends potentially impacting on infrastructure in Scotland and examples of their uses and implications.

  84. Reaching 100%: superfast broadband for all

    An overview of the Scottish Government's Reaching 100% programme

  85. Investing in digital skills

    £1 million to increase employment opportunities.

  86. Rates relief puts Scotland in fibre fast lane

    New initiative to help deliver more broadband infrastructure.

  87. Cupar Digital Improvement Pilot

    Innovative approach will trial and showcase a potential model for smaller town use.

  88. Scottish 4G Infill Programme consultation: information request

    This public consultation seeks to expand the intervention area of the S4GI programme from the initial 16 sites; it also sets out our selection criteria.

  89. Investing in Scotland’s Digital Future

    £6 million digital network launched.

  90. £2 million fund to improve business digital capabilities

    Digital Development Loan launched.

  91. 95% broadband coverage

    Around 890,000 premises now connected.

  92. Technology and the labour market

    Impact of technological changes on Scottish jobs.

  93. Superfast broadband rollout to benefit rural areas

    Prioritising rural Scotland.

  94. £600 million for broadband

    UK’s first universal superfast broadband programme launched.

  95. Budget sets out economic growth package

    Economic expansion at centre of spending plans.

  96. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  97. Aberdeen to receive Gigabit broadband

    £2 million for faster public sector connectivity.

  98. Broadband coverage extended

    Fibre connection for over 90% of communities, businesses and homes.

  99. Farmers get online

    Digital Single Application Form.

  100. Superfast broadband in Scotland: reaching 100%

    Extending coverage as far as possible to deliver superfast broadband access to 100% of premises in Scotland.

  101. Superfast broadband goes further

    Rollout reaches new milestone.

  102. Digital Skills for the future

    FM visits US ‘coding bootcamp’.

  103. Digital strategy launched

    Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World.

  104. Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: a digital strategy for Scotland

    Scotland's refreshed digital strategy sets out our vision for Scotland as a vibrant, inclusive, open and outward looking digital nation.

  105. Increased funding for digital skills

    £36 million available to Scottish business.

  106. Superfast broadband extended

    £15.6 million for extra coverage.

  107. Pitlochry Cabinet

    Cabinet meeting and public discussion in Pitlochry.

  108. Cybercrime is coming to town

    Keep your details secure when shopping online.

  109. Broadband coverage goes further

    DSSB programme reaches milestone.

  110. Open Data resource pack: version 2

    Resource pack to help public authorities develop and implement plans for open data. This is the second version of the document.

  111. Scotland's Digital Future: delivery of public services: progress update

    An update on the work of the Digital Public Services and Business Transformation division.

  112. Open Data Resource Pack

    This Open Data Resource Pack is intended to help public authorities throughout Scotland develop and implement their own plans for open data.

  113. Open Data Strategy

    Sets out our ambition for making data open and available for others to use and reuse.

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