Digital Developments: the Scottish Perspective

A post by our own Helen Costello for SCOOPs new blog


The Scottish Parliament has recently developed a variety of digital working practices that are designed to transform current approaches to many of the organisations core business activities. The main aim is that anyone will be able to consume services digitally, enabling them to connect, communicate and collaborate more successfully with others.

A number of recent innovations are already in place aimed at realising some of the core benefits of the ‘digital by default’ philosophy not least of which is the Open Data project, now in its first phase.   The objective of the Open Data Project is to open our parliamentary business data so that you can freely re-use it with no restrictions other than attributing it to the Scottish Parliament.   The Scottish Parliament Open Licence enables you to do this and the approach to opening our data is consistent with methods applied by the UK Government as set out in…

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Open data

In 2015 the Scottish Government launched its Open Data Strategy. It has now published an Open Data Resource Pack which is intended to help public authorities throughout Scotland develop and implement their own plans for open data to support the strategy.

The  Open Definition sets out principles that define “openness” in relation to data and content

If you are interested in Open Data in Scotland you get involved in discussion by applying to join the Open Data Network on the Knowledge Hub.