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Information regarding laptops and tablets provided to school children: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

Details of the total number of laptops and tablets which have been given to schoolchildren in Scotland as at 30th September 2021 and if possible, broken down by school and by local authority area.

Response

The latest figures we have are as at end June 2021.

The following figures only include devices procured and distributed via our investment of £25m in the 2020-21 financial year to support digital inclusion for disadvantaged children and young people across Scotland, during the period when schools were closed due to Covid. The figures do not include individual local authority approaches to digital inclusion.

We do not hold information on the breakdown of devices at school level.
 

Local Authority

Device Distributed

Aberdeen City

1777

Aberdeenshire

5008

Angus

2420

Argyll and Bute

1317

City of Edinburgh

2605

Clackmannanshire

828

Dumfries and Galloway

2371

Dundee City

2050

East Ayrshire

1837

East Dunbartonshire

1015

East Lothian

1806

East Renfrewshire

623

Falkirk

1840

Fife

5465

Glasgow City

7240

Highland

4499

Inverclyde

1107

Midlothian

1235

Moray

1315

Na h-Eileanan Siar

357

North Ayrshire

1734

North Lanarkshire

6026

Orkney Islands

275

Perth and Kinross

1507

Renfrewshire

1800

Scottish Borders

316

Shetland Islands

475

South Ayrshire

1512

South Lanarkshire

5544

Stirling

1794

West Dunbartonshire

2084

West Lothian

2905

 

 

Total

72687

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Contact

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