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Sign up to Skills Development Scotland ICT and Digital Technologies Update

Ruth Boyle of SDS forwarded a link to their newsletter for members to sign up to if they are interested in this area. ICT and Digital Technologies Update:  Amongst other stories, it outlines how a new resource for employers in … Continue reading

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Carnegie Trust report: Making Digital Real

The Carnegie UK Trust has today published a new report which we thought you may be interested in: Making Digital Real: Case Studies of How to Help the Final Fifth Get Online The Carnegire Trust argues that having access to … Continue reading

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RSE Digital Inclusion Inquiry: interim report out for consultation

RSE Digital Inclusion Inquiry: interim report out for consultation Members of this Cross Party Group will know only too well the facts and figures of digital exclusion in Scotland. Some 1.3 million people are either without internet access or lacking … Continue reading

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Updated agenda for next meeting – Wednesday 4 September 2013 – CR 1 (Scottish Parliament), 6-8pm

We have had a slight change to our agenda for our next meeting on 4 September. Ian McCracken and John Crawford, Founders of the Right Information Organisation, will be talking to the group about the important role that information literacy … Continue reading

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Date of next meeting – Wednesday 18 June 2014 – P1.02 (Scottish Parliament), 6-8pm

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 18 June at 6pm. We have confirmed speakers from two organisations: • Mark Tate from Community Broadband Scotland who will talk about getting broadband to the last 5% in Scotland, and; • Alasdair … Continue reading

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Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee – Broadband Infastructure in Scotland

The committee issued a call for views and is now considering them. Some members have been called to give oral evidence to give their thoughts on what the key issues relating to broadband in Scotland are. The committee plan to … Continue reading

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Details of meeting on 14 September

Hello all We now have full details of the location, timings and agenda for our meeting on 14 September. They are as follows: 1800-2000 in Committee Room 4 We will have presentations from Digital Fife, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and … Continue reading

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Xmas or X Box?

It’s been a while since we posted anything for you here so apologies and reassurance that normal service has now resumed. There was plenty of news and interesting developments over the Christmas period (despite the snow!) that are worthy of highlighting. … Continue reading

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Three developments towards Digital Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced a target of making superfast broadband available throughout the whole of Scotland by 2020.  Its recent position paper – A Digital Ambition for Scotland – also says the rate of broadband uptake in Scotland should … Continue reading

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Superfast Highlands?

A report in today’s Press & Journal suggests the Highlands will be successful in its bid to become one of BDUK’s three superfast broadband pilots.  The paper says the news had been scheduled to be announced by David Cameron in … Continue reading

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