Informed Scotland

Informed Scotland is a monthly intelligence digest of Scottish learning and skills. It provides a comprehensive update of the key issues, policy, developments and changes in business, education, government and the wider community. It enables busy people to be well briefed about the issues that matter.

View or download Informed Scotland 41 May 2016 (pdf) free of charge.

Download Informed Scotland Special issues and read our subscriber Guest blogs. Read monthly news blogs here.

Follow @InformedScot on Twitter for the latest news and information and informedscot on Instagram for images of learning & skills across the country.

Angela was interviewed about Informed Scotland for Radio EDUtalk – listen here.


What’s special about Informed Scotland?
  • It gathers information together in one place and organises it in an accessible format.
  • It makes connections across the issues.
  • It highlights emerging patterns and themes.
  • It provides intelligent summaries without political or sectoral bias.
  • It draws from source documents wherever possible.

“This looks really good and fits well into what I see as a gap in our information system in Scotland.”
– Prof Graham Donaldson CB, Donaldson Education Services Ltd

“The publication is excellent. I picked up several developments of which I had been previously unaware and having the direct links made it easy to get more information if I needed it. The layout also helped me to quickly retrieve information which was directly relevant to education/the school and to have an overview of related issues beyond this. I think every headteacher should have access.”
– Secondary headteacher

Who is Informed Scotland for?

Anyone interested in learning and skills, from the worlds of:

  • business and industry
  • formal and informal education, from pre-school to adult and community learning
  • training, professional development and recruitment
  • local and national government
  • the voluntary sector.
Topics include

The curriculum and qualifications; the economy and business confidence; employment; apprenticeships; skills gaps and shortages; professional development; career information and guidance developments; enterprise and entrepreneurship; knowledge exchange; funding…

How to subscribe

There are ten issues per year including double issues for July/August and December/January. It is published electronically at the beginning of the month. Subscribers receive their copies direct via email.

Subscribers also receive occasional Special themed editions at no extra cost. The annual Organisations & People Special has been described as “worth the subscription itself!” by publishing specialist Sue Hill, and a really useful  list” by Dr Jenny Rees, former Vice-Principal, Edinburgh Napier University


Subscription type

12   months

10 issues

6   months

5 issues

Medium/large business: 50+ employees



Small business: <50 employees






Individual/Sole trader



Concession: Retirees; students; interns; non-salaried board members




To become a subscriber complete and submit the subscription form (.pdf or .docx) or contact with any queries.

Informed Scotland was designed by Mamook Graphics.

Are you interested in learning and skills across the UK?

Our sister publication UK Digest, produced by Elaine Hendry at emh connect, is also available on subscription. You can download a free edition here or contact for more information.