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Fire Starter Festival 2018: Data – the final frontier

Fire Starter Festival 2018: Data – the final frontier

The Fire Starter Festival is a two-week festival of collaborative learning events, illuminating creative, disruptive and innovative ways in which we can all transform ourselves, our organisations and the wider system. On 1 February 2018, National Records of Scotland gave a presentation as part of a free event called ‘Data - The Final Frontier’, which discussed how we use data to support the public sector in Scotland for the benefit of its citizens

How is Scotland's Population Changing?
Open Data with
Transforming Publishing

  • National Records of Scotland talked about how Scotland’s population is changing and what the implications of this are.
  • NHS Information Services Division talked about how they are transforming the way they making health and social care data available.
  • The Scottish Government talked about its open data portal,, which allows you to investigate, visualise, and download data from a range of official statistics producers.