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It’s easy to take the internet for granted.

But more than a million people in Scotland lack the basic online skills needed to communicate, find information, get things done and stay safe on the web. And many charities are missing a huge opportunity to boost their impact and engagement by using digital tools.

We’re working with partners across Scotland to turn this around. Everyone deserves a chance to participate in our digital world. Read on to find out more about what we’re doing to help make this possible.


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Why Scottish Enterprise signed the Digital Participation Charter

Ian Blewett from Scottish Enterprise explains why they've signed up to the Digital Participation... more >

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DigiScotFest – next stop Dumfries and Galloway

The next leg of the DigiScotFest tour finds SCVO's digital participation team in Dumfries and... more >

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Now open: our digital challenge fund

Our digital challenge fund has launched and calls are out for applications from organisations helping... more >

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Let’s Get On Near You!

If someone you know is ready to take their first steps online, it's easier than ever to find help and... more >

Meet the team

Chris Yiu

Chris Yiu 

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Director of Digital Participation
0131 524 7283

Sally Dyson

Sally Dyson

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Head of Digital Participation
0131 474 8006

 

Gavin Bell

 Gavin Bell

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Milo Programme Manager
0141 559 5004

Lynne Swan

 Lynn Swan

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Development Officer
0141 559 5073

Beverley Maclean

 Beverley Maclean

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Development Officer
Let’s Get Digital: 
Highlands & Islands
01463 251 723

Alastair Watson

Alastair Watson

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Development Officer 
Let's Get Digital: Lowlands & Uplands

0131 524 7288

Kevin Bradley

Kevin Bradley

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Milo Support Technician
0141 559 5064

Mary Sinclair

Mary Sinclair

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Development Officer
Digital Participation Charter

0141 559 5077

Rebecca Stafford

Rebecca Stafford

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Team Support Officer
0131 474 8028

Recommended reading

Scotland's digital participation strategy

"Digital Participation: A National Framework for Local Action" sets out the Scottish Government's determination to encourage people and businesses to make the most of digital connectivity, get online and enjoy the benefits that the internet can bring.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh's digital enquiry

"Spreading the benefits of digital participation" gives an overview of the current use of digital technologies in Scotland, the barriers to increased participation, and the responsibilities of a digital society.

Ofcom's media use and attitudes report

"Adults' media use and attitudes" provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among UK adults aged 16+.

Leadership group

A cross-sector leadership group helps steer our work. Find out more about the group and who’s involved.