Publication - Strategy/plan

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

Published: 11 Mar 2021

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

A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world
Part Two: A Strong Digital Economy

Part Two: A Strong Digital Economy

Scotland’s economy must adapt and seize opportunities to innovate ethically in an interconnected world where digital technology continues to disrupt markets, and revolutionise industries.

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We will:

  • make it possible for all businesses to be secure digital businesses, supporting them to adapt and be successful in the digital economy;
  • create the conditions for technology businesses to grow, thrive, create jobs and attract investment;
  • build digital skills in the workforce to enable these businesses to recruit and thrive;
  • utilise the potential of national and local government within Scotland’s digital ecosystem to stimulate and scale innovation in ways that meet public service and environmental challenges at home and abroad;
  • explore opportunities for Scotland as a whole, and our rural and island communities to benefit from changes in the world of work that have been accelerated by the pandemic.