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Connecting Scotland

Connecting Scotland is a collaboration between Scottish Government, Local Government and the Third Sector, with SCVO as lead delivery partner, developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides data, training, support and devices, so that the most vulnerable and digitally excluded people can access services and support and connect with friends and family.

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The Digital Development Loan is a Scottish Government initiative to help improve Scotland’s digital productivity. It is available to Scottish SMEs, who have been trading at least 6 months to help meet upfront costs of improving digital use.

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Businesses and communities in the Highlands and Islands now have direct local access to Scotland’s Innovation Centres through a collaboration between HIE, The Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Enterprise.


The fourth Data Lab Hub in Scotland, located in HIE's An Lòchran building on Inverness Campus, is now serving the Highlands and islands region.

The Data Lab has three key priorities: foster innovation through collaboration; build skills and grow talent, and champion Scotland’s data science community.

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Do you need help or want to enquire about digital support?

If you'd like to discuss any of our digital programmes, get in touch.

Email hidigital@hient.co.uk

Help for the voluntary sector

SCVO tell us about the free Digital and Cyber Security support and resources available to voluntary organisations in the region from friendly advice to education and training.

CyberScotland Week videos

Find out about Internet of Things secure service from CENSIS.

Meet Declan from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre for national advice on managing security risks.

National Cyber Security Centre describes ‘Exercise in a Box’ support that helps businesses consider Cyber Security risks in a safe and secure environment

Skills Development Scotland looks at the future of the Cyber Security workforce

SDS highlights their work across the education and private sectors to inspire the next generation of Cyber Specialists and Digital Technologists.

Russwood Ltd - benefitting from data driven decisions

Hear from the directors at Russwood Ltd who have used data-driven decision making to improve their business and putting it into practice.

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DataFest 2020 - hear about data driven opportunities in the Highlands and Islands


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