Scottish Government to Launch Public Services Website
With the aim to improve access to public services in Scotland, the Scottish government will launch its mygov.scot website this autumn.
The move is part of the Scottish Government’s digital public service strategy published in 2012 which set out how digital tools, technology and better use of data “can both drive and support improvements in public services.”
The team behind mygov.scot is working with more than 160 organisations to deliver services online, and the first services to move content to the domain were the Scottish Business Portal and Care Information Scotland.
All public services will be included whether they are local, Scottish or reserved and the website will be accessible on all devices including games consoles, smartphones and tablets.
Head of content at mygov.scot, Rachel Dowle, said the Scottish Business Portal was designed to bring business service and support information to one place and said the site will deliver a “clear journey for users”.
The site will offer a range of interactive tools such as a business rates calendar and the team is also working with the government digital service (GDS) to “improve the journey between devolved and reserved services.”