Tag: Scottish Government

“Does your data flow like petrol in an engine?” in Swirrl’s Blog

At our recent Data-Driven Decisions event Steve Peters, DCLG’s Open Data Strategist, spoke about his vision for getting data to stick; for… Continue reading on Swirrl’s Blog »

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statistics.gov.scot launched

We’re delighted to launch statistics.gov.scot today. statistics.gov.scot is a new site for publishing the data behind our official statistics in Scotland. You can access data by theme, organisation or geography. You can also search for datasets, places or enter your

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Scotland released an open data resource pack

The Scottish government has published an open data resource pack aimed at helping all local public authorities to implement their own open data plan. This resource pack has been developed to support the Open Data Strategy of Scotland.   Under

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Scottish Statistics Beta – over 1 billion Scottish facts!

We’re happy to say that the new Scottish Statistics website is now publicly available! Currently in beta, it’ll eventually be the official home of Scottish Statistics on the web, replacing the existing Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics. It is our largest site

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Scottish Parliament launches new Open Data Portal

The Scottish Parliament has launched a new Open Data portal to make parliamentary information easily accessible to the public. 60 datasets are already available (in XML and/or JSON formats), including motions, questions, answers and petitions. The portal also gives access to

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About time I got myself a blog

So here is my first post. I’m a statistician in the Office of the Chief Statistician and Performance in The Scottish Government. A big part of my role involves helping and supporting colleagues to communicate their analysis in effective ways.

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