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The trade body for the information and communications technologies (ICT) industry, ScotlandIS represents around 200 software, telecomms, IT and creative technologies businesses throughout Scotland.

ScotlandIS: some good news for the UK technologies sector in the Autumn Statement, Tech City News, 24 November 2016

Comments: Autumn Statement, Compute Scotland, 24 November 2016

Autumn Statement dissected – your take on the fiscal plan, Scotland B2B, 23 November 2016

Autumn Statement 2016: £400m of venture capital funds pumped into British Business Bank, Real Business, 23 November 2016

Autumn statement; some good news for the technologies sector, FutureScot 23 November 2016

Scots urged to match digital investment, Holyrood, 23 November 2016

Tech 100: ‘Scotland must raise its sights to become a digital world leader’, Holyrood, 24 November 2016

Radio interview with Polly Purvis ahead of Cyber Threats event, BBC Good Morning Scotland, 19 November 2016

Tech events round up, FutureScot, 14 November 2016


Measures are required to protect companies from cyber criminals
, The National, 7 November 2016

Measures are required to protect companies from cyber criminals, The National, 7 November 2016

FS Fives – Daily Tech Round Up, FutureScot, 1 November 2016

Experts to tackle digital cyber threat, Daily Business, 1 November 2016

ScotlandIS to host digital technology cyber threat event, SBNN, 1 November 2016

Top cyber experts to give talks on security breaches, The National, 1 November 2016

Top cyber experts to give talks on security breaches, The National, 1 November 2016

ScotlandIS: hosts digital cyber threat, Compute Scotland, 31 October 2016

ScotlandIS to host digital technology cyber threat event, Tech City News, 31 October 2016

Employers facing loss of crucial EU talent amid Brexit camp jingoism, The Herald, 14 October 2016

Ian McConnell: Employers facing loss of crucial EU talent amid Brexit camp jingoism, The Herald, 14 October 2016

North of Scotland students lift coveted IT awards, SBNN, 9 October 2016


Young Software Engineers
, Tech City News, 7 October 2016

Aberdeen Student named top young software engineer, The Scotsman, 7 October 2016

Crooks and kids (not scary spies paid by govt overlords) are behind most breaches, The Register, 7 October 2016

Troy Hunt Interview, Radio Forth, 6 October 2016

7 Elements Interview, Radio Forth, 6 October 2016


Digital sector urged to ‘think big and move fast’
, The Scotsman, 6 October 2016

Scotland set to tap into virtual reality revolution, The Scotsman, 6 October 2016

We need to talk about tech, BQ Live, 6 October 2016

Talks explore digital growth, The National, 6 October 2016

Russell urges cross-party talks on Brexit options, Daily Business, 12 October 2016

Cyber risks on agenda at captial conference, Daily Business, 6 October 2016

o-design-will-heart-scottish-government-digital-strategy, Future Scot, 6 October 2016


‘We are on the crest of another wave of technology’
, Future Scot, 6 October 2016

We need to to talk about tech, BQ Live, 5 October 2016

Cybersecurity on the agenda for ScotSoft as international expert comes to Edinburgh, Tech City News, 26 September 2016

Scotsoft cyber security expert keynote, Compute Scotland, 26 September 2016

Cyber security on the agenda for ScotSoft as international expert comes to Edinburgh, SBNN, 26 September 2016

Web security expert flies in for summit, The Courier, 26 September 2016

Cyber risks on agenda at captial conference, The National, 26 September 2016

Cyber risks on agenda at captial conference, The National, 26 September 2016

Scottish digital industry body urges action on negative impact of Brexit, Public Technology, 2 September 2016

Tech trade body calls for “decisive” Brexit action, FutureScot, 1 September 2016

Scottish business groups call for action after Brexit, BBC Online, 1 September 2016

Scotland’s digital sector calls for action to tackle negative impact of Brexit, Holyrood, 1 September 2016

Fifth of digital firms ‘would quit UK’ over EU vote, Daily Business, 1 September 2016

Positive action required to tackle Brexit inertia says digital tech sector, SBNN, 1 September 2016

Polly interviewed on Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 1 September 2016

Technology sector calls for government action to limit impact of Brexit, The National, 1 September

Brexit ‘threatens’ digital technology, The National, 1 September 2016

Information tecnnology companies worried about access to skilled staff after Brexit vote, The Herald, 1 September 2016

Brexit will harm access to IT staff finds industry survey, The Herald, 1 September 2016


Digital sector calls for action as fears mount over Brexit
, The Scotsman, 1 September 2016

Digital sector calls for action as fears mount over Brexit, The Scotsman, 1 September 2016

Tackling Brexit fears head on with positive action, Business Quarter, 31 August 2016

Friday Fives, Future Scot, 25 August 2016

Friday Fives, Future Scot, 12 August 2016


ScotlandIS digital tech boom for the Scots
, Tech & Learning UK, 11 July 2016

FS Fives: Friday, June 24 *BREXIT SPECIAL*, Future Scot, 28 June 2016

Scottish digital technologies trade body achieves national first, SBNN, 23 June 2016

European award for ScotlandIS, The Scotsman, 23 June 2016

ScotlandIS scores first with Eurppean Commision accreditation, The Herald, 23 June 2016

Scotland’s digital tech trade body wins European accreditation, The Herald, 23 June 2016

ScotlandIS awarded national first, Compute Scotland, 22 June 2016

ScotlandIS wins European accreditation, Daily Business, 22 June 2016

European accolade for digital trade body ScotlandIS, The Scotsman, 22 June 2016

FS Fives: Monday, June 13, FutureScot, 13 June 2016

ScotSoft extends Developers Conference after successful first year, SBNN, 9 June 2016


Developers to get full day at Scotsoft event
, Daily Business, 9 June 2016


Sir Chris Hoy saddles up for ScotlandIS conference
, The Scotsman, 9 June 2016

Scotsoft 2016, October 6th, Compute Scotland, 9 June 2016

Facebook buyout boost, The Herald 30 May 2016

Scotlands tech sector needs young people, The Scotsman, 27 May 2016

Tech sector boss highlights ‘missed opportunity’ of cabinet reshuffle, FutureScot, 19 May 2016

Success for digital firm Calnex, Linlithgow Gazette, 29 April 2016

Why smart meters could be the future of digital innovation in Scotland, ScotlandB2B, 26 April 2016

Smart meters offer a platform for digital innovation, Building Construction, 26 April 2016

Smart meters offer platform for digital innovation, conference told, Scottish Housing News, 26 April 2016

Scotland’s digital technologies industry reports ‘strong growth’, E-spaces, 25 April 2016

Skyscanner wins business award, The National, 23 April 2016

Edinburgh firms win big at digital industry awards, ScotlandB2B, 22 April 2016

Skyscanner named Scotland’s best large tech business, The Scotsman,22 April 2016

Scotland’s digital stars honoured at ScotlandIS annual awards, Scottish Business News, 21 April 2016

Technology toasts success at sell-out ceremony, Daily Business, 21 April 2016

Sixth ScotlandIS honour digital stars, Compute Scotland, 21 April 2016

Technology industry survey, Contractor Umbrella, 11 April 2016

How to turn Scotland into a world-leading digital nation, The Scotsman, 7 April 2016

Scottish Technology Industry Survey featured on Reporting Scotland, BBC Scotland, 1 April 2016

Polly Purvis interview Scottish Technology Industry Survey, BBC Radio Scotland, 1 April 2016

Digital technologies industry reports ‘strong growth’, BBC News Online, 1 April 2016

Minding Scotland’s research gap, BBC News Online, 1 April 2016

Technology industry survey, The Times, 1 April 2016

Scotland’s tech industry optimistic for 2016 after ‘exceptional’ year, The Herald, 1 April 2016

Tech sectors boom set to continue says new report, The National, 1 April 2016

Two in three Scottish digi-tech firms increased sales in 2015, Press & Journal, 1 April 2016

Scotland’s tech sector ‘optimistic’ following strong 2015 year, Daily Record, 1 April 2016

Demand for digital technology talent outstripping supply, The Courier, 1 April 2016

Exceptional year for Scottish tech, BQ Live, 1 April 2016

Thriving digital sector striving to tackle skills shortage, Daily Business, 1 April 2016

Digital technologies industry reports ‘strong growth’, Santander Corporate, 1 April 2016

Strong Growth For Digital Technologies Industry, Scottish Financial Review, 1 April 2016

Scotland could create 70,000 tech jobs by 2020, Fresh Business Thinking, 1 April 2016

Fund to support digital activities for young people,The Scotsman, 1 April 2016

Fund to support digital activities for young people, Skills Development Scotland, 1 April 2016

Scotland’s tech industry optimistic for 2016 after exceptional year, SBNN, 1 April 2016

Scotland’s digital technology sector ‘thriving’ as entries flood in for awards, Holyrood, 17 March 2016

50% increase in Scotland’s digital award entries thanks to tech industry growth, SBNN, 16 March 2016

Scotland’s digital award entries up by half, Daily Business, 16 March 2016

Scotland’s digital award entries up by half thanks to tech industry growth, Edinburgh Science Triangle, 16 March 2016

ScotlandIS Awards: April, Compute Scotland, 16 March 2016

Digital firms queue up for awards as sector booms, The National, 16 March 2016

Shortlist unveiled for Scottish digital tech awards, The Scotsman, 16 March 2016

ScotlandIS chief on gender ratio in Scots technology, The Scotsman, 10 March 2016

Silicon Glen: It’s decline and why Scotland no longer needs it, The Scotsman, 10 March 2016

Future skills special, Scottish Business Insider, March 2016 edition

Science and Technology special, Scottish Business Insider, March 2016 edition

Meet the MD: Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS, Business Quarter, 8 March 2016

The Digital List – Polly Purvis and Tommy Laughlin, 24 February 2016

Interview with Polly Purvis, The Times (Future Scot), 24 February 2016

Focus: digital growth, Compute Scotland, 23 February 2016

Trade body calls for digital collaboration, ScotlandB2B, 22 February 2016

Tech body calls for digital economy focus in Scottish Parliament Election 2016 manifesto, CBR, 19 February 2016

Tech body predicts 70,000 new digital technology jobs by 202, SBNN, 19 February 2016

ScotlandIS predicts 70,000 new jobs by 2021, Business Quarter 19 February 2016

Plea to help develop invisible industry, Daily Business, 19 February 2016

Friday Business roundup, The Scotsman, 19 February 2016

Morning news bulletin, Forth One, 19 February 2016

Scottish tech body calls for focus on growth, The Herald, 19 February 2016

Government support could see 70,000 jobs created, The Scotsman, 19 February 2016

Digital sector support needed, The Courier, 19 February 2016

Digital and Tech Predictions for 2016, CodeClan, 26 January 2016

Computing sees gender imbalance in reverse, Scottish Business Insider, January 2016 edition

Major steps on road to world class digital vision, Scottish Business Insider, January 2016 edition

Awards beckon for Scotland’s digital tech firms, ScotlandB2B, 12 Janaury 2016

The ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2016 are now open for entries with some new categories emerging., Compute Scotland, 8 Janaury 2016


Trio of categories added to Scottish digital tech awards
, The Scotsman, 7 January 2016

Digital technology Oscars open for entries, Innovators Mag, 7 January 2016

Scotland’s Digital Technology Oscars Open for Entries, Scottish Business News Network, 7 January 2016

Polly Purvis appointed chair of digital skills academy, Paystream, 22 December 2015

Purvis To Chair Digital Skills Academy, Scottish Financial Review, 21 December 2015

Purivs to chair skills academy CodeClan, Daily Business, 21 December 2015


ScotlandIS chief to chair CodeClan
, The Herald, 21 December 2015

Polly Purvis takes chair at digital skills academy, The Scotsman, 21 December 2015

Polly Purvis named CodeClan chair, BQ Live, 21 December 2015

Skyscanner and Fanduel sucess inspires next Scot tech superstars, The Scotsman, 10 December 2015

Mapix Technologies: Around the World in 80 Trades, BQ Live, 9 December 2015

Movers & Shakers – December 2015, BQ Live, 2 December 2015

Sutherland to head up ScotlandIS in North East, Daily Business, 30 November 2015

Boost for North East’s digital sector, Innovators Mag, 30 November 2015

Grampian digitech lobbyist, Compute Scotland, 30 November 2015

ScotlandIS appoints Allan Sutherland North East representative, SBNN, 30 November 2015

New bosses appointed at Aberdeen firms, Press & Journal, 30 November 2015

ScotlandIS appoints digital veteran to north-east role, The Scotsman, 30 November 2015

ScotlandIS awards first CodeClan scholarship, The Scotsman, 2 November 2015

First scholarship awarded at CodeClan, Edinburgh Reporter, 2 November 2015

How Scotland’s FIrst Coding School Plans to Help Plug the Skils Gap, Tech World, 1 October 2015

Think games not gamification,Research, 24 September 2015

ScotlandIS chief Polly Purvis on what lies in store for the tech industry, Holyrood Magazine, 24 September 2015

Dundee student is Scotland’s young engineer of the year, STV Dundee, 21 September 2015

Abertay student lifts Young Software Engineer of the Year Award 2015, Scottish Business News Network, 20 September 2015

2015 Software names to watch, Compute Scotland, 19 September 2015

Top Prize for Peeter, The Courier, 19 September 2015

Young Software Engineer of the Year Award won by Abertay student, Abertay University, 18 September 2015

Edinburgh set to host first Developers’ Conference, Scotland B2B, 17 September 2015

ScotlandIS urges ‘think big’, Compute Scotland, 17 September 2015

ScotlandIS calls on digital tech industry to ‘think big’, Invest Edinburgh, 17 September 2015

ScotlandIS calls on digital tech industry to ‘think big’, BQ Live, 17 September 2015

Polly Purvis on ScotSoft 2015, Forth One News, 17 September 2015

Polly Purvis on ScotSoft 2015, BBC Radio Scotland – Good Morning, 17 September 2015

Tech boss says confidence is high in Scottish industry, The herald 17 September 2015

Firms aim to be third Scots giant in Unicorn hunt, The Scotsman, 17 September 2015

ScotSoft 2015, The Scotsman, 16 September 2015

ScotlandIS Introduces Developers Conference to ScotSoft 2015, Scottish Business News, 21 August 2008

ScotlandIS plans developer event, The Scotsman, 20 August 2015

ScotlandIS Introduces Developers Conference to ScotSoft 2015, Edinburgh Science Triangle, 19 August 2015

Edinburgh set to host first Developers’ Conference, Scotland B2B, 19 August 2015

Developers ‘to explore’ at ScotlandIS conference, Daily Business, 19 August 2015

Insider special report: Women on boards, Scottish Business Insider, 11 August 2015

FanDuel Big Winner at Digi Tech Awards, FreeNewsPos, 23 June 2015

FanDuel Wins big at didgitech awards, Wow247, 22 June 2015

FanDuel are big winners in digital awards, Invest Edinburgh, 22 June 2015

FanDuel the big winner at DigiTech Awards, The Scotsman, 22 June 2015

FanDuel is four-time winner on DigiTech night, Daily Business Group, 22 June 2015

FanDuel scoops four awards as ScotlandIS honours Scotland’s digital stars, Scottish Business News Network, 20 June 2015

FanDuel four time winners as ScotlandIS honours Scotland’s digital stars, Edinburgh Science Triangle, 19 June 2015

ScotlandIS honours Scottish digital stars, Business Quarter, 19 June 2015

Digital technologies celebrate, Compute Scotland, 19 June 2015

Monday Interview: Polly Purvis, ScotlandIS, The Scotsman, 15 June 2015

ScotlandIS chief Polly Purvis confident of growth, The Scotsman, 4 June 2015

Scottish Digital Technologies Ramping Up Staff, UK Fast, 13 May 2015

Contractors with niche skills enjoy increased demand and high rates, but skills gap widens, Contractor Calculator, 15 May 2015

Shortlist Revealed for DigiTech Awards, News for Scotland, 13 May 2015

Buoyant DigiTech 2015, Compute Scotland, 13 May 2015

Old faces and rising stars in DigiTech Awards 2015 shortlist, Business Quarter, 13 May 2015

Shortlist revealed for DigiTech Awards, The Scotsman, 13 May 2015

Scottish digital technologies ramping up staff intake for 2015, Computer Weekly, 12 May 2015

Survey: Scotland’s digital sector confident on growth in 2015, Daily Record, 12 May 2015

Increased confidence among Scotland’s IT sector, survey finds, Hollyrood, 12 May 2015

Grads in demand with Scottish digital tech industry set for further growth this year, HR Review, 11 May 2015

Graduates in demand with IT industry set for further growth, The National, 11 May 2015

Graduates in demand for Scots IT Firms, ScotBuzz 11 May 2015

Digital tech sector ‘to see strong growth in Scotland, Smart Work, 11 May 2015

Positive trends in Scottish digital industry, Business Quarter, 11 May 2015

Graduates in demand with Scottish digital technologies industry set for further growth in 2015, Onrec, 11 May 2015

Graduates in demand with Scottish digital technologies industry set for further growth in 2015, Recruitment International UK, 11 May 2015

Scotland to see 2015 digital tech boom, Computer Business Review, 11 May 2015

Scottish digital technologies industry set for further growth in 2015, Dotrising, 11 May 2015

Scotland’s digital companies upbeat about their future, Tech World, 11 May 2015

Boom year predicted for software and IT sector, The Scotsman, 10 May 2015

Reining in Google’s rising dominance, The Herald, 19 April 2015

Who will be next stars of Digital Tech Awards?, Open Scotland Mag, 8 April 2015

Stars of Scotland’s buoyant tech sector invited to enter 2015 Digital Technology Awards, Edinburgh Science Triangle, 8 April 2015

Come all technies: with-out or in, Compute Scotland, 8 April 2015

Scotland’s IT employability programme hits 1000 placements milestone, Edinburgh Science Triangle, 30 March 2015

Scotland’s IT employability programme hits 1000 placements milestone, Recruitment International UK, 30 March 2015

Scotland’s IT employability programme hits 1000 placements milestone, Onrec, 31 March 2015

IT jobs scheme marks milestone , The Herald, 30 March 2015

Tech sector leader says Scotland can think big, The Herald, 10 January 2015

Bo’ness pupils pop the question to IT giants, Linlithgow Gazette, 13 October 2014

Meet the software geniuses who look just like you, TESS, 10 October 2014

The Bottom Line: The Herald Business Diary, The herald, 9 October 2014

Glasgow Uni student scoops top undergraduate prize, STV Glasgow, 6 October 2014

Dundee Uni student hailed at Young Software Engineer of the Year awards, STV Dundee, 6 October 2014

Scotland’s skills shortage is now heading towards a crisis, BQ Live, 3 October 2014

Event to motivate teenagers into digital careers, The Herald, 3 October 2014

Too few hear about high paid digital careers, The Scotsman, 2 October 2014

Robots to replace accountants? That’s something for the future, BQ Live, 26 September 2014

Robots to replace accountants, Compute Scotland, 26 September 2014

Scottish IT sector growth threatened by skills shortage, The Drum, 04 September 2014

IT and Technology Skills Shortage, The Herald, 04 September 2014

ScotSoft 2013 – Funding Growth, RookieOven, 02 September 2013

Do we need a ‘Cyber Fire Department’?, IAmSteve, 30 August 2013

Tech pioneer Vint Cerf on the age of context and why you can’t be a citizen of the Internet, The Next Web, 30 August 2013

Internet pioneer’s hopes for Scottish IT sector, Herald Scotland, 30 August 2013

Vint Cerf, Larry Cable and Heidi Roizen speak at ScotlandIS global forum, Edinburgh Science Triangle, 28 August 2013

Google internet pioneer at Edinburgh event, Herald Scotland, 28 August 2013

ScotSoft: Scale and fund?, Compute Scotland, 27 August 2013

Scotland’s entrepreneurs urged to ‘think global’, Scotsman, 25 August 2013

Vint Cerf: The internet and 40 years of openness, Computer Weekly, 22 August 2013
Iomart Group Plc : Wins for Outstanding Business Growth at Digital Technology Awards, 4-Traders, 21 June 2013

Amor wins top title at Digital Awards, Business Insider, 21 June 2013

US tech outfit expands Scots base as the IT sector carries on growing, Scotsman, 21 June 2013

Investment strategy aims to tackle IT skills shortage, Scotsman, 16 June 2013

Growth in IT sector held back by skills shortages, Herald Scotland, 3 April 2013

Scotts IT firms recruit abroad in ‘skills crisis’, Scotsman, 3 April 2013

Warning over skills gap in computing, BBC News, 3 April 2013

Scottish IT and digital businesses look elsewhere due to skills shortage, Computer Weekly.com, 3 April 2013

Scotland short of IT skills, Techradar.com, 3April 2013

Summer jobs – surprisingly worth it, Engineering and Technology, 18 May 2012

IT companies urged to take on paid interns, The Scotsman, 13 May 2012

New initiative launched for IT interns,The Journal, 26 April 2012

Scotland debuts ‘Lets Get Paid’ IT scheme for students, Net Imperative, 11 April 2012

Employers urged to pay IT work experience students, HR Review, 11 April 2012

Student IT paid work placements, Compute Scotland, 08 April 2012

Scottish IT firms encouraged to get behind paid intern scheme, Micro Scope, 04 April 2012

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