Focus will be transport/travel/mobility – which consistently appears high on the list of concerns of islanders.
Earlier discussions with Arran EcoSavvy on requirements for a lift sharing app, with potential to wrap in gamification elements and time banking , for a platform with much broader applicability.
Current Medical Campaigns
We are delighted to work with local businesses to review their use of digital technology and help them reimagine their organisation to keep attractive and competitive in rapidly changing markets. Here's what one leading customer told us: Arran Dairies is the only...
We organised a workshop on digital agriculture developments for farmers on Arran. Held in Kilmory, the event attracted speakers from the University of Strathclyde and CENSIS, which is the Scottish centre of excellence for a new technology field called the Internet of...
It is important for young people to be aware of the breadth of careers that tecgchnology can open up. We were invited to present to school groups at a Careers workshops organised by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET), held at the Glengarnock campus. We also had...
Internet safety workshops at Arran High School Safety is a core digital skill. In cooperation with school management, we organised two workshops for soon-to-be S1 students , preparing to start at Arran High School, to raise awareness of online safety issues and to...
Data opens great opportunities for rural as well as urban communities, given the scalability of new digital technology. Data sharing can enable new economic as well as social opportunities. We've been exploring the potential for Arran to have a digital twin -...
Communities are asserting themselves and becoming empowered to innovate. As local authorities and national governments struggle to deliver central policy objectives, around education, health and social care, communities are finding that they need to take more...
Bearing in mind the power that data provides for innovation, we built on the Idea Generator evening with an evening focussed on how community data sharing might be applied to meet local challenges. An interactive map had been prototyped to show how local needs,...
The EU Medici project compiled a directory of digital inclusion initiatives across Europe. We were delighted to cooperate with this valuable research activity and, as a result, the Digital Blacksmith is listed in the EU Skills Initiative directory and the EU Medici...
Preparation of a connectivity plan for a community which was unable to access usable broadband.
Preparation of a self-help kit for isolated/vulnerable people
Work on assisting skill development in less confident/resourced groups - ‘digital hesitaters’.
Local business owner starting up and looking at options for building a loyal and engaged clientele