The “smart village” initiative from Digital Scotland is about using all of the resources available, for some, they look to take advantage of renewable energy sources, contributing to a low carbon economy. Rural villages are part of the bigger picture networking to other communities, towns and cities in a digital Scotland.
In an interesting series of inspirational documentaries, Lesley Riddoch shows how communities such as the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway have thrived as successful nations. In the case of the Faroe islands with only 1% of the Scottish population and a key commodity of fish, they have achieved an amazing status as a digitally connected nation.
Smart Villages are web site communities that will bring the latest digital capabilities to all of Scotland’s rural towns and villages.