Lead Scotland Evolves

From what I’ve read, in 1979, Edinburgh University Settlement and a passionate group of volunteers were worried that a lack of funding for REHAB Scotland was going to herald the loss of supported post school learning opportunities for disabled people. There was no Equality Act in 1979 – no rights or entitlements and some disabled […]

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Posted: Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

Current Job Vacancies

Ahead of applying for any Learning Coordinator vacancies that are listed on this page, we’d like to invite you to watch our short video, below, about working as a Learning Coordinator with Lead Scotland. Current vacancies on this page: LEARNING COORDINATOR: Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Digital Skills for Health & Wellbeing Project, Part time ******************************************************************************************* […]

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Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

Linking Cyber and Accessibility Project

Last updated 17 July 2024 OUR PROJECT We are trying to make it easier for people to learn how to stay safe and secure online. We are doing this by providing accessible guidance and a range of ways to learn and we have recruited disabled people to help us extend the reach of our work. […]

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Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Linking Cyber and Accessibility Webinars

Cyber Scotland week sessions: Monday 26th February, Setting up new devices at 10am – 11am Monday 26th February, 7 actions for staying safe online at 2:30pm – 3:30pm Tuesday 27th Febraury, How to avoid Phishing scams at 10am – 11am Tuesday 27th February, How to shop safely online at 2:30pm – 3:30pm Wednesday 28th February, […]

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Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2022

Board Director – Volunteer Vacancies

Are you passionate about equality? Interested in Education, Community Learning, Volunteering or the Charity sector? Looking for a new opportunity? We are looking for three new Directors to join our team to join our passionate and committed team of non-executive directors.   You don’t need to have had experience of being on a board before, as […]

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Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2022

Spring Party

On Thursday 31st March, we hosted our first ever organisation-wide online celebration event. Our Spring Party was a chance to recognise the learners, befriendees and volunteers that work with us and celebrate their successes. We sent out a certificate and invite to everyone who had been involved with us in the past year. Emma Whitelock, […]

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Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Cyber Resilience and Accessible Formats Project

Last updated 10th January 2022. Click here for the online safety resources Click here for event details   In the past couple of years, we’ve directly supported over a thousand people to feel safer and more confident online through free in-person (before Covid-19) classes and online webinars. This new project aims to provide free, public […]

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Posted: Friday, March 25th, 2022

Digital Accessibility Training for Employability: Webinar Series

As part of Lead Scotland’s Build Back Digital project, we are offering a series of free webinars via Zoom exploring accessibility within digital content. These webinars are suitable for people looking to improve their employability and gain transferable skills by enhancing their digital expertise. Many people are facing uncertainty in their employment due to the […]

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Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

We won! Scottish Cyber Awards 2021

On Thursday 18th November, we were excited to attend the Scottish Cyber Awards at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh. Hosted by the SBRC (Scottish Business Resilience Centre), the awards were attended by colleagues in the public, private and charity sectors. We came together to celebrate innovation and achievement in cyber security. We were thrilled to […]

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Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Shortlisted at the Scottish Charity Awards 2021

20th August 2021 We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for a Digital Citizens award at the Scottish Charity Awards 2021! The nomination recognises our work in the past year and a half supporting members of the public with cyber resilience training and our OpenLearnCreate course ‘Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, […]

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Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2021