Published date

October 2010

Digital Scotland

Scotland must aim for country-wide access to broadband speeds of at least 16Mb/s by 2015, and should establish a Digital Scotland Trust to deliver and operate a backbone fibre infrastructure that will bring high speed broadband within reach of all our communities. These are the recommendations of the RSE’s report, Digital Scotland, published on 26 October 2010.

Following the publication of Digital Scotland, the RSE worked with the Scottish Documentary Institute and film-makers Pulkka to make a short film on some of the themes raised in the report, including why Scotland needs fibre backbone to connect all its communities

The full inquiry can be accessed here: Digital Scotland


Professor Michael Fourman FRSE FBCS (chair)

Professor Geoffrey Boulton OBE FRS FRSE

Professor Peter Buneman FRS FRSE Professor Peter Clarke FIET

Professor Steve McLaughlin FREng FRSE

Professor A. David Milne OBE FREng FRSE

Professor Ian Ritchie CBE FREng FRSE FBCS

Dr Mark Schaffer FRSE

Ms Polly Purvis Professor Claire Wallace

Ms Susan Bishop (secretary)