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Scotland's Digital Future

Scotland’s Digital Future outlines the steps that are required to ensure Scotland is well placed to take full advantage of all the economic, social and environmental opportunities offered by the digital age.

These four main themes are explored further on this website and your involvement in delivering a Digital Scotland is welcome. Feedback on the ideas and different approaches presented here will help us to develop, refine and implement our digital strategy.


Digital Connectivity ensures that everyone in Scotland can access high quality digital connectivity is a priority for the Scottish Government. This underpins our economic strategy – helping our businesses reach new markets; while ensuring that people can work flexibly wherever they are in Scotland. We want Scotland to have world class digital infrastructure that supports high quality digital services anywhere, at any time, on any device.

Digital Economy

By raising the awareness and use of digital technologies and platforms across Scottish businesses, and increasing the supply of skilled women and men which employers will need to deliver these improvements, we will grow Scotland’s economy Digital Economy

Digital Participation

The Scottish Government is committed to increasing digital participation and ensuring that all of Scotland is able to enjoy the social, cultural and economic benefits of the internet. Ensuring that our businesses, whatever their size, and the people of Scotland, whatever their location, age or income, can choose digital first. It is essential that everyone has access to the right technology and are capable and confident in its use at home and at work.

Digital Public Services

Our aim is to accelerate the pace of digital transformation to deliver improved, user-focused digital public services and to drive innovation and efficiency in the Scottish public sector. The digital transformation of public services plays a decisive role in our public service reform programme. Endorsed by all parts of the Scottish public sector, our digital public services strategy positions digital transformation as a key enabler for public service reform.