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Digital World is an initiative to promote careers in the digital technology industry. It has been developed by Scotland’s digital technologies sector and Skills Development Scotland. This includes collaborating with some of Scotland’s top tech companies. It’s all about inspiring people to challenge convention and make a difference with tech, whether they are a student, a graduate or looking to switch careers. That’s why Digital World highlights the amazing ways digital technology betters lives, and showcases Scotland’s success stories in the sector.

Digital Xtra Fund continues to inspire Scotland’s future digital makers, 17 November 2017, Glasgow City of Science

Digital Xtra Continues to Inspire with £50,000 Boost, 17 November 2017, DIGIT

Digital Xtra Fund continues to inspire Scotland’s future digital makers, 17 November 2017, ScotlandIS

Digital Xtra Fund continues to inspire Scotland’s future digital makers, 17 November 2017, SBNN

Digital Xtra Fund continues to inspire Scotland’s future digital makers, 16 November 2017, FutureScot

Cyber Skills Programme looks for next generation of cyber crime fighters, 9 November 2017, Glasgow City of Science

Cyber crime superheroes at conference, 9 November 2017, DYW Glasgow

Cyber Skills Programme looks for next generation of cyber crime fighters, 9 November 2017, ScotlandIS

Scots pupils urged to become next cyber crime fighters, 9 November 2017, The Scotsman

Scottish skills programme looks for a new generation of cyber crime fighters, 9 November 2017, FutureScot

Cyber Crime Fighters Wanted, 9 November 2017, DIGIT

Winners revealed at first Scotland Women in Tech awards, 27 October 2017, The Scotsman

Female tech champions recognised, 27 October 2017, SBNN

Scotland Women In Technology Awards – The Winners, 27 October 2017, DIGIT

Scotland’s female tech champions recognised at inaugural awards, 27 October 2017, FutureScot

JP Morgan wins top award at first Scotland Women in Tech Awards, 27 October 2017, The Herald

Scotland Women in Technology honours top female figures from IT sector, 27 October 2017, Insider

Tech’s not just for boys!, 26 October 2017, BQ Live

BT joins forces with Digital Xtra Fund to inspire young Scots, 19 October 2017, The Scotsman

Digital Deeds, 19 October 2017, The Herald

BT signs up to support digital skills charity making computing science accessible to young people, 18 October 2017, ScotlandIS

How do we ensure children have the skills for tomorrow’s jobs?, 18 October 2017, The Scotsman

BT signs up to support digital skills charity making computing science accessible to young people, 18 October 2017, Glasgow City of Science

BT calls on businesses to join forces in supporting digital skills development, 18 September 2017, Scotland B2B

BT signs up to support digital skills charity making computing science accessible to young people, 17 October 2017, FutureScot

Digital Xtra, BT: Help Secure Scotland’s Future Digital Skills, 17 September 2017, DIGIT

Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper inspire the next generation of female tech talent, 10 October 2017, DIGIT

Computing pioneer Ada Lovelace inspires the next generation of tech superstars, 10 October 2017, FutureScot

DIGIT Movers and Shakers: September 2017, 27 September 2017, DIGIT

Former Cisco Scotland Director appointed as new chair of the Digital Technologies Skills Group, 25 September 2017, Glasgow City of Science

McLaughlin takes chair at skills group, 25 September 2017, Daily Business Group

Former Cisco Scotland director appointed as chair of Skills Development Scotland digital skills group, 25 September 2017, Holyrood

New chair of Digital Technologies Skills Group, 25 September 2017, SBNN

New chair for the digital technologies skills group, 25 September 2017, BQ Live

Scotland’s Digital Technologies Skills Group Names New Chair, 25 September 2017, DIGIT

Former Cisco Scotland Director appointed as new chair of the Digital Technologies Skills Group, 25 September 2017, FutureScot

New digital role for former director of Cisco Scotland, 25 September 2017, The National

Appointment of new chair of digital technologies skills group, 25 September 2017, The Herald

Role models tacking the gender gap – ninjas need not apply, 21 September 2017, FutureScot

Could Mary Queen of Bots get girls into computing?, 20 September 2017, Education Scotland

Part two of our series marking national coding week: how to get into coding, 19 September 2017, FutureScot

Broaden your career horizons in Scotland – this national coding week, 18 September 2017, FutureScot

The Scottish Groups Building Bridges in STEM, 13 September 2017, DIGIT

Contract vacancies in Scotland rise by 9 per cent year-on-year, 30 June 2017, Scottish Financial News

Digital tech is fastest growing sector in Scotland, claims report, 26 June 2017, Work Place Insight

“Unprecedented demand” for digital tech jobs for Scotland’s fastest growing sector, 24 June 2017, Business for Scotland

Matthew Rice: Devolved voice vital for data security, 24 June 2017, The Scotsman

Scotland’s digital tech sector to grow twice as fast as its economy, 22 June 2017, CBR Government

Scotland’s booming tech sector to drive economy forward despite Brexit, 20 June 2017, The Investment Observer

Scotland’s fast-growing sector is digital technology, 20 June 2017, Government Technology

More Growth, More Jobs, More Money – Scotland’s Tech Sector Flourishing, 20 June 2017, DIGIT

Digital tech revealed as Scotland’s fastest growing sector, 20 June 2017, Digital by Default News

Job opportunities abundant in tech, Scotland’s fastest growing sector, 19 June 2017, ScotlandIS

Digital tech sector set to grow twice as fast as Scottish economy in years to 2024, research finds, 19 June 2017, Recruitment International

Job opportunities abundant in tech, Scotland’s fastest growing sector, 19 June 2017, Glasgow City of Science

Digital sector forecast to grow twice as fast as overall Scottish economy, 19 June 2017, Holyrood

Digital technology is the fastest growing sector in Scotland, 19 June 2017, Information Age

Digital tech sector set to grow twice as fast as Scottish economy overall, 19 June 2017, FutureScot

Skills alarm as digital outgrows economy, 19 June 2017, Daily Business Group

Demand for digital skills soars ahead as sector’s growth outstrips rest of economy, 19 June 2017, Insider

Scotland’s digital technology sector leads the way in growth, 19 June 2017, The National

Tech industry growth outstripping wider Scots economy, 19 June 2017, The Scotsman

Digital technology ‘is Scotland’s fast-growing sector’, 19 June 2017, BBC News

Call for women in tech to sign up as role models for girls, 12 June 2017, Skills Development Scotland

Call for female tech role models, 12 June 2017, SFE

Call for women in tech to sign up as role models for girls, 12 June 2017, Glasgow City of Science

Role Models Wanted, 12 June 2017, DIGIT

Call for women in tech to sign up as role models for girls, 12 June 2017, FutureScot

Pillcam, Smartcough and other Scottish healthtech benefitting people globally, 26 May 2017, FutureScot

Rallying cry for women in tech as Scotland seeks role models, 25 April 2017, Common Space

Volunteer as a tech role model for girls to be the change you want to see, 25 April 2017, ScotlandIS

Inspiring Generation Z to become Scotland’s future cyber crime fighters, 21 April 2017, Glasgow City of Science

Powering up Scotland’s digital tech skills base, 21 April 2017, The Scotsman

Lack of digital skills a threat to the economy, 21 April 2017, The Herald Scotland

Nearly a third of graduates entering digital technologies come from non-computing science background, 20 April 2017, FutureScot

Digital growth has become a numbers game, 20 April 2017, Daily Business Group

Free training to help tech employers attract, recruit and retain female talent, 17 April 2017, Glasgow City of Science

Tech sector drive to hire more women aided by free webinars, 14 April 2017, The National

Free training to help tech employers attract, recruit and retain female talent, 14 April 2017, FutureScot

Free training to help tech employers attract, recruit and retain female talent, 14 April 2017, SBNN

Training Initiative Launched to Help Employers Recruit & Retain Female Talent, 13 April 2017, DIGIT

Digital tech firms offered advice on hiring more women, 13 April 2017, The Scotsman

Xtra Fund becomes Scotland’s first digital skills charity for young people, 29 March 2017, FutureScot

Scotland’s ‘first’ digital tech charity launched, 29 March 2017, BBC News

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New generation of ‘girl geeks’ required, 17 February 2017, The Herald

The week in secondary: role models, 17 February 2017, Times Educational Supplement Scotland

The week in secondary: role models, 13 February 2017, Times Educational Supplement

Girl Geek Scotland launches mentoring project to encourage more young women into technology, 13 February 2017, ScottishGames.net

Mapping tech role models and mentoring in Scotland to attract girls into digital careers, 13 February 2017, Glasgow City of Science

Scotland’s tech women to mentor leaders of the future, 13 February 2017, Common Space

Mapping tech role models and mentoring in Scotland to attract girls into digital careers, 13 February 2017, ScotlandIS

Initiative to attract more girls into digital careers, 13 February 2017, Scottish Business News Network

Mentors urged to help promote women in digital world, 13 February 2017, Daily Business

Girl geeks project to address the gender gap in technology sector, 13 February 2017, The National

Girl geeks project to address the gender gap in technology sector, 13 February 2017, The National

Digital Xtra: Engaging and inspiring, 07 February 2017, West College Scotland

Lighthouses inspire young Scots to learn digital skills, 06 February 2017, Arbroath Herald

Lighthouses inspire young Scots to learn digital skill, 06 February 2017, The Scotsman


Digital Xtra awards £150,000
, 02 February 2017, Compute Scotland

Digital Xtra reaching out to school kids, 02 February 2017, Dundee Evening Telegraph

Digital Xtra reaching out to school kids, 02 February 2017, Dundee Evening Telegraph

Cash shines light on science and technology lighthouse project, 02 February 2017, The Courier Perth edition

Funding the next generation of game-changers, 31 January 2017, Innovators Magazine

£150k boost for digital makers, 31 January 2017, The National

10 inspiring projects funded by Digital Xtra, 31 January 2017, Scottish Business News Networks

£150k awarded to inspire digital entrepreneurs of the future, 31 January 2017, Scotland B2B

From drones to little lighthouses – 10 inspiring projects funded by Digital Xtra, 31 January 2017, ScotlandIS

From drones to little lighthouses – 10 inspiring projects funded by Digital Xtra, 31 January 2017, Glasgow City of Science

Tech full of opportunities for Scots women, 09 January 2017, The Scotsman

Digital dozen awarded funding for projects, O4 January 2017, ScotVote

Digital jobs beckon if we can bridge the gender divide in our classrooms, 01 January 2017, Scotland on Sunday

App to manage student finances is a hit with judges in teen pitching challenge, 21 December 2016, Glasgow City of Science

Glasgow teenagers win app pitch, 21 December 2016, FutureScot

Teen pitching challenge sees students finance app success, 21 December 2016, Scottish Business News

Dundee secondary pupils encouraged to help fight cyber crime, TayFM, 14 December 2016

Scottish school pupils learn about cyber security in Christmas lectures, Holyrood Magazine, 13 December 2016

Cyber security event in Dundee, Dundee Evening Telegraph, 12 December 2016

Fridge full of spam can let hackers take over, The Courier, 12 December 2016

Abertay University to show how your fridge can be used for cyber spam, The Courier, 12 December 2016

Cyber security event for Scottish school pupils, BBC, 12 December 2016

Digital natives among most vulnerable to cybercrime, FutureScot, 12 December 2016

Scots pupils are ‘first line of defence’ against cybercrime, The Scotsman, 12 December 2016

Lectures enlist pupils in fight against cyber crime, Scotland on Sunday, 11 December 2016

Inspiring teens to become Scotland’s cyber defenders of the future, SISCA, 08 December 2016

Digital Extra funding for extra curricular computing projects, Teaching Scotland, Issue 66

Action plan in development to attract more women into technology, Tech City News, 04 November 2016

Tackling the Technology Gender Gap in Scotland report findings, SBNN, 04 November 2016

Action plan in development to attract more women into technology, Glasgow City of Science, 04 November 2016

‘Significant work’ required to remedy gender imbalance in technology sector, Glasgow and South Eastwood Extra, 04 November 2016

Action plan to address gender imbalance in technology, Scotland B2B, 04 November 2016

Low numbers of women in tech roles, BBC, 04 November 2016

Women make up 18% of Scottish tech workforce, FutureScot, 04 November 2016


Bid to end gender imbalance in digital industries
, The Herald, 04 November 2016

Bid to end gender imbalance in digital industries, The Herald, 04 November 2016

Technology sector in new bid to attract women, The National, 04 November 2016

Technology sector in new bid to attract women, The National, 04 November 2016

Women make up 18% of Scottish tech workforce, The Scotsman, 04 November 2016

Women make up 18% of Scottish tech workforce, The Scotsman, 04 November 2016

Schools urged to sign up for Digital Xtra funding, The Scotsman, 16 October 2016

Teaching IT professionals of tomorrow to close the digital skills gap, Scotland on Sunday, 16 October 2016

Troqueer Promary leads the way with coding classes, Westsound FM, 5 October 2016

Interview with Phil Worms 5pm – Digital Xtra 2, Westsound FM, 5 October 2016

Interview with Phil Worms 4pm – Digital Xtra 2, Westsound FM, 5 October 2016

Time to apply for digital skills funding, FutureScot, 4 October 2016

Digital Xtra to allocate £150,000 more funding more for extracurricular computing projects, SBNN, 4 October 2016

More funding offered by Scottish technology scheme, BBC Online, 4 October 2016

Digital Xtra opens new round of funding for extracurricular funding projects, Glasgow City if Science, 3 October 2016

Digital Xtra: New funding, Compute Scotland, 3 October 2016

Growing the next generation of Scottish entrepreneurs with Digital Xtra, Apps For Good Blog, 29 September 2016

Digital Xtra fund providing £150k of funding, Future Scotland, 26 September 2016

Additional £150k Digital Xtra funding, HIE, 23 September 2016

Scottish Children learn digital skills, SBNN, 23 September 2016

New digital skills grant released, The National, 24 September 2016

New digital skills grant released, The National, 23 September 2016

New funding opportunity with Digital Xtra coming soon, ScotlandIS, 23 September 2016

New funding with Digital Xtra, Compute Scotland, 23 September 2016

Claire Gillespie Op Ed, TESS, 23 September 2016

Agenda, The Herald, 20 September 2016

Consider a career in tech this National Coding Week, 19 August 2016, The Scotsman

New Forfar school club finds next generation of computing whizz kids, Dundee Courier, 10 August 2016

Digital inclusion projects win funding, Public Technology, 09 August 2016

Digital projects to get children into technology backed by £250,000 funding, capitaleducation.co.uk, 05 August 2016

12 Digital projects to boost tech skills awarded £250,000, The Scotsman, 05 August 2016

National Funding programme to boost coding skills, FutureScot (The Times) 05 August 2016

Digital projects that get children into technology awarded £250,000 of funding,Holyrood, 05 August 2016

Digital Dozen awarded funding to get young people into tech, ScotlandIS, 05 August 2016

Teen girls make-up app has the right foundation, FutureScot (The Times), 29 July 2016

Mallzee of make-up comes top in teen pitching competition,SBNN, 29 July 2016

Mallzee of make-up comes top in teen pitching competition, The Scotsman, 28 July 2016

Scots software development conference sees growth in diversity, Scotsman, 14 July 2016

Software conference focuses on gender diversity, Herald Scotland, 14 July 2016

Forum group’s efforts to improve gender balance score visible success, The Herald, 14 July 2016

Diversity in software, Compute Scotland, 13 July 2016

Scottish technology companies join support for diversity in software development, SBNN, 13 July 2016

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

Around the World, Virtual and Real Future Scot (The Times), 1 July 2016

Interactive Workshops Code Success at XP2016, ScotlandIS, 14 June 2016

Scotland’s new extracurricular computing fund opens for applications, Scottish Business News Network, 19 May 2016

Fund to support youth computing projects in Scotland , BBC, 19 May 2016

New fund launched to tackle skills shortages, The National, 19 May 2016

Fund To Find Next Generation Of Whizzkids, Kingdom FM, 19 May 2016

FS Fives: Wednesday, May 18, FutureScot, 18 May 2016

IT skills fund launched to encourage computing clubs for under-16s, Holyrood, 18 May 2016

Digital Xtra Fund Now Open for Applications, ScotlandsIS, 18 May 2016

Digital Xtra Fund Now Open for Applications, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, 18 May 2016

STEM East, STEM East, 18 May 2016


Digital Xtra Fund NOW OPEN #DigitalXtra
, Education Scotland, 17 May 2016

Scotland’s new extracurricular computing fund opens for applications Skills Development Scotland, 17 May 2016

Digital Xtra Fund NOW OPEN #DigitalXtra ECHO CHAMBER UNCUT, 17 May 2016

Scottish Borders Students Encouraged To Consider Career In Coding, Radio Borders, 16 May 2016

Teen code breakers go head to head for Cyber Games Scotland Glasgow City of Science, 12 May 2016

GCHQ get involved as a programme of Scottish cyber security career initiatives is launched
, The National, 12 May 2016

Scottish teens recruited by government spy agency GCHQ, Scotsman, 9 May 2016

IT Matters: Is Scotland the next ‘Flat White’ modern economy?, Daily Record, 6 May 2016

The Discovering Digital World roadshow is coming to Helensburgh.
, Helensburg Advertiser, 6 May 2016

Aberdein Considine expands with merger in Glasgow, Business for Scotland, 4 May 2016

Roadshow opens window on our digital industries , Berwickshire News, 2 May 2016

Glasgow’s first start-up school searches for digital entrepreneurs of the future, Scottish Business News Network, 28 April 2016

Incubator launches school for start- ups , Daily Business Bulletin, 28 April 2016

Glasgow’s first start-up school searches for digital entrepreneurs of the future, Glasgow City of Science, 28 April 2016

Glasgow’s first start-up school searches for digital entrepreneurs of the future, ScotlandIS, 28 April 2016

Start-up tech incubator for teens, Compute Scotland, 28 April 2016

Discovering Digital World roadshow comes to Glasgow, Clyde 1, 26 April 2016

Children ‘twice as lilkely to eat greens’ if they get rewarded, 20 April 2016

Skyscanner and FanDuel front event to boost digital workforce, Invest Edinburgh, 14 April 2016

Edinburgh children to partipate in digital careers events, The Scotsman, 14 April 2016

Discovering Digital World Edinburgh, Edinburgh Marketing Newsletter, 14 April 2016

Tech giants Skyscanner and FanDuel front event to boost digital workforce, Holyrood, 14 April 2016

Extra curricular funding, Teaching Scotland, April 2016

Fund to support digital activities for young people, The Scotsman, 31 March 2016

Discovering Digital World, West Sound (Radio), 22 March 2016

48-hour Moray Game Jam marathon begins today, The Scotsman, 18 March 2016

Moray Game Jam, The Scotsman, 18 March 2016

Discovering Digital World Roadshow, Teaching Scotland, 11 March 2016

Discovering Digital World Dundee, Dundee Evening Telegraph, 3 March 2016

Discovering Digital World, CodeClan, 2 March 2016

Girls into Digital World launches at Microsoft Scotland, The Scotsman, 2 March 2016

Girls into Digital World launches at Microsoft Scotland, Edinburgh Science Triangle, 2 March 2016

Girls into Digital World launches at Microsoft Scotland, SBNN, 2 March 2016

Girls into Digital World launched, Edinburgh Evening News, 2 March 2016

Microsoft launches ‘Girls into Digital World’ programme, Innovators Mag, 1 March 2016

Girls into Digital World launched today, Edinburgh Reporter, 1 March 2016

Girls into Digital World launches at Microsoft Scotland
, Teaching Scotland, 1 March 2016

Discovering Digital World comes to Aberdeen, Aberdeen Guarantees, 29 February 2016

Digital World Roadshow, The Times FutureScot, 24 February 2016

Wick pupils launch new politics app, John O’Groats Journal, 5 February 2016

Wick pupils launch award winning politics app, The National, 5 February 2016

Young Scots impress at Dragon’s Den contest, The Scotsman, 5 February 2016

Wick school students launch political app in London, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, 4 February 2016

Wick Academy pupils to launch award winning app in London, Press and Journal, 4 February 2016

Wick High School pupils win award with App, BBC Scotland Online, 3 February 2016

Roadshows showcase digital skills, Business Scotland, 1 February 2016

Technology roadshows to create digital whizz kids, Glasgow Evening Times, 22 January 2016

First Lego League, STV Dundee, 22 January 2016

Digital roadshow comes to Oban, Oban Times, 19 January 2016

Digital careers advice comes to city, Inverness Courier, 19 January 2016

Digital World Tour, OnRec, 19 January 2016

Digital World launches events, Recruiter, 18 January 2016

Digital technology youth initiative launches in Scotland, Recruitment International, 18 January 2016

Digital Roadshow, Aberdeen Evening Express, 18 January 2016

First Lego League, Kingdom FM, 16 January 2016

Roadshows offer digital future, The Herald, 15 January 2016

Digital careers workshop heads for Aberdeen and Invernes, Press & Journal Online, 15 January 2016

Digital Roadshow, Dundee Telegraph, 15 January 2016

Young Scot and Skills Development Scotland take to the road for digital tour, The Scotsman, 14 January 2016

Connect Briefing, Holyrood Newsletter, 14 January 2016

Digital skills roadshow launched, Holyrood, 14 January 2016

Attracting the next generation of digital pioneers, Innovators Magazine, 14 January 2016

First Lego League: Leith girls set sights on London finals, Edinburgh Evening News, 14 January 2016

First Lego League, BBC Alba, 11 January 2016

How Lego is building the engineers of our future, Marketing Edinburgh, 8 January 2016


How Lego is building our engineers of the future
, The Scotsman, 7 January 2016

Stephen Jardine Programme, BBC Radio, 18 December 2015

Cyber security lectures aimed at next generation, Aberdeen Business News, 11 December 2015


Festive shoppers given security advice
, The National, 11 December 2015

Christmas Cyber Lectures, Times Educational Supplement Scotland, 11 December 2015

St Andrews expert to speak at cyber lectures, Kingdom FM, 11 December 2015

Hear about how to stay safe online, Glasgow Evening Times, 8 December 2015

High School Pupils to get lessons in cyber-security, Edinburgh Evening News, 8 December 2015

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