Scotland IS – Digital Technologies Workforce Survey

Scotland IS, the organisation which focuses on Scotland's 'digital technologies industry' has launched its Digital Technologies Workforce Survey. The has been created to help companies to benchmark themselves and improve their ability to attract new staff in an increasingly competitive market. Scotland IS wants to help the wider industry realise its potential to grow, develop new products and services, increase exports and... Continue Reading →

Crossover Scotland – Inspiration Day

Crossover Scotland's Inspiration Day was a rare event, a day designed to bring together 'creatives' from a range of disciplines - film & tv, performing arts, literature, music, games and 'other'... It's part of a larger series of events, created by Crossover Labs and The Sheffield Documentary Festival, incorporating residential labs where practitioners from all... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Lounge: Live At Digital 2013

We've mentioned the forthcoming Digital 2013 event a couple of times now: connecting Scotland's digital and creative industries - talks, workshops, exhibitors - all the things you'd hope to see at a show focusing on technology, digital media and the creative industries. Now there's a new element within Digital 2013 - the Scottish Games Lounge...... Continue Reading →

Scotland IS Reports Skills Gap Looming In Scottish Software Sector

A recent report from software trade body, Scotland IS predicts that Scotland is facing a serious shortage of qualified staff within the digital media sector: Among the skills in greatest demand are software and web development, required by 66% of those who took part in the survey, with commercial and business skills sought by 53%... Continue Reading →

Scotland IS Digital Media Awards…

Scotland IS is the country's trade body for all software, IT and creative technology businesses in Scotland. The organisation runs an annual competition to find Scotland's best software companies and the 2013 call for entries is now open. While there are no specific games categories, there are several awards which could be appropriate for Scotland's... Continue Reading →

Scotland At GDC, Ladies & Gentlemen…

We rarely get to see any coverage of Scotland's presence at the Game Developer Conference, so thank you to Lazy Tech Guys, for posting their thoughts on the country's remarkable marketing efforts out in San Francisco. You can also check out this year's Game On brochure, that celebrates all things gaming.  Or read about the... Continue Reading →

Gen Up – Open For Entries

Gen Up Scotland is a training programme for recent graduates and emerging digital creatives. Created by TRC Media in Glasgow it is a five week course which gives a maximum of eight participants access to a wide range of Scotland's leading media companies and gives a overview of what it’s really like to work in... Continue Reading →

Games Have No Place In A Creative Scotland

2012 has been the Year of Creative Scotland.  A nation wide celebration of creativity which highlights all of the amazing talent, the clever businesses and the dedicated organisations we have here in Scotland. Unless you work in digital media.  The recently announced Creative Scotland awards have categories for film and television, literature, music, theatre -... Continue Reading →

UK Trade Mission To Japan

UK Trade & Investment is organising UK Play, a trade mission to Japan which will run alongside the Tokyo Game Show in September 2012. UKTI will use its extensive network of contacts in Japan to set up meetings and ensure participants get the chance to speak to the appropriate contacts and companies. Participants will receive... Continue Reading →

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland – 360 Narratives

Scotland's Playwrights' Studio has created the 360 Narratives course, to offer writers the opportunity to learn about and experience other forms of writing. Working in teams, writers and narrative creators from different fields will collaborate to create story worlds that can be exploited across a variety of media by looking at how to develop ideas... Continue Reading →

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