Action Plan

Smart Villages Action Plan is a Digital Scotland Action Plan initiative, intended to support an overall goal of a building digital nation through providing technology support to the ICT needs of smaller rural communities.

This is also linked to and driven by a policy analysis to also align these to relevant Scottish Government initiatives, notably:

Policy Recommendations

Digital Infrastructure

  • To provide accelerating digital tools for key sectors like ‘micro businesses’, through Digital Infrastructure for the Gig Economy.
  • Broadband Rollout – Also to support digital campaigning for specific local needs in areas like broadband provision, via campaign themes such as ‘No More Not Spots‘.

Regional Action Plans

We deliver Smart Village sites as part of an overall Regional Action Plan for each cluster of local communities.