Digitalisation Strategy

We Asked

We asked for your views on the draft Digitalisation Strategy.  The Consultation invited responses on the key Priorities and Outcomes of the Strategy and any other general comments.

You Said

A total of 6 responses were received from individuals. Comments were broadly supportive of the Strategy and its priorities though concern was raised over realistic implementation and potential barriers to this including resource and capacity.

Further comments related to governance and legislative requirements of the digitisation and accessibility of data, along with Security. Respondents were pleased to see commitment to further social engagement facilitation, through digital means.

We Did

A summary of responses received on each Priority area and comment on how the Strategy has incorporated this, where appropriate, is available in the attachments below.

The analysis of responses and updated Digitalisation Strategy was considered and Approved by the Policy and Resources Committee on 30th November 2022.


Equalities Monitoring

Please complete our Equalities Monitoring Form:

Equalities Monitoring Form

This is used by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to provide essential statistical information about who participates in our consultations.

The data is managed confidentially, is not personally attributable, and is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act.


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has developed a draft Digitalisation Strategy that aims to embed a digital culture within our organisation and enable our people, businesses and communities to thrive in the evolving digital landscape.

The Strategy is user-focused and promotes collaborative working to address digital exclusion and support a skilled and sustainable wellbeing economy.  Key priorities are in alignment with Scottish Governments updated Digital Strategy, tailored to address the needs of our local communities and organisation:

  • People and Place – Providing a User-focused and collaborative service, that is transformative and inclusive
  • A Strong Digital Economy – Creating a skilled and digitally enabled workforce and supporting strong digital businesses
  • Technology & Services – Transformation through data, technology and cyber resilience

Responses by individuals and organisations are invited to be submitted via the Questionnaire (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) by Monday 31st October at 5pm.

Why We Are Consulting

The Comhairle wish to invite comments on the draft Digitisation Strategy to ensure Priorities and outcomes are in alignment with local needs.

What Happens Next

All feedback received will be reviewed and considered to help inform, as appropriate, an inclusive Digitalisation Strategy