How to identify online scams

You may have heard people joke about emails saying they’ve won the lottery despite having never bought a ticket! Some scams are obviously fake but fraudsters are changing their techniques to try to outsmart us. In a recent poll on our twitter, 83% of people said they were worried about scams. Studies also show that […]

Read more about How to identify online scams
Posted: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Lead to Better Cyber Resilence

If you are worried that you are not safe online please come along to one of our Cyber Resilience events! We can help you learn and feel more confident. Our Cyber Scotland Week events All events are supported by Lead Scotland staff and volunteers, have a free lunch and travel costs are provided for disabled […]

Read more about Lead to Better Cyber Resilence
Posted: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Making and Using Strong Passwords

Strong passwords are really important for protecting your devices, such as your smartphone or tablet, as well as protecting your online profile including your email account. You might have heard about strong passwords before but do you know how to make one?  Here are some trusted rules to follow so that you can feel confident […]

Read more about Making and Using Strong Passwords
Posted: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Adult Learning Survey Extended

We are making an urgent plea to encourage disabled people and carers to complete the adult learning survey, which has now been extended to the 31st January 2020.  Lead Scotland is concerned that the survey responses received so far do not represent disabled people and carers who need home or community based learning services, or […]

Read more about Adult Learning Survey Extended
Posted: Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Adult Learning Survey

It’s Adult Learners week and Lead Scotland is asking all disabled adults, carers and supporters to complete this Scottish Government adult learning survey. Who is able to access lifelong learning opportunities? Who is being left behind and why? Please do spread the word and have your say before the middle of January 2020. The Adult […]

Read more about Adult Learning Survey
Posted: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Fair Access to University Campaign

Disabled people in Scotland can face multiple barriers in trying to access university. Students along with their families tell us that inadequate additional support to learn at school, interruption to school education from serious illness, and inability to re-locate due to complex needs are just some of the issues that can have an impact on […]

Read more about Fair Access to University Campaign
Posted: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception

Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception shall be in the Burns Room, Scottish Parliament Buildings, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP on the 5th of November, 2019, 6pm to 8pm (please arrive by 5.30pm), kindly hosted by Daniel Johnson MSP and sponsored by Sight and Sound Technology. Over the last 3 years Lead Scotland has supported over 2,000 disabled people and […]

Read more about Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception
Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Lead Scotland’s 40th Birthday Parliamentary Reception

Read more about Lead Scotland’s 40th Birthday Parliamentary Reception
Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

New Research Project

Improving outcomes and experiences for disabled students at Scotland’s colleges and universities Lead Scotland and Advance HE are working together to explore the range of practices happening across Scotland’s colleges and universities, that contribute to improving disabled students’ experiences and outcomes. We know from our engagement with teaching staff and practitioners that there is a […]

Read more about New Research Project
Posted: Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Main Office Move

Our main office is on the move! We have been so lucky to be part of the Napier University family for the past few years but it’s now time to move on. Our new offices are fully accessible, will have free onsite parking and is on the 27,37, 29, 47 and 21 Lothian bus routes […]

Read more about Main Office Move
Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2019