How many websites does government need?

Just how many websites does government need? Here’s a round up of the websites created by the Scottish Government that we’ve found as part of the DirectScot project. Warning – there’s a lot!

60yearsofnhsscotland.org, actagainstharm.org, actiononsectarianism.org, actiononviolence.org, adultliteraciesonline.org, aib.gov.uk, airdiscountscheme.com, alba.gov.uk, alcoholawarenessweek.com, alcoholchallenge.com, alcoholdebate.com, alcoholscotland.org, aloscotland.org, anationalconversation.com, antisocialbehaviourscotland.org, asntscotland.gov.uk, assignscore.com, awpr.co.uk, betterrentingscotland.com, bettertogetherscotland.com, bigplus.info, biodiversityscotland.gov.uk, blazeawarescotland.org, bordersrailway.co.uk, bordersrailway.com, broadbandforscotland.com, broadbandforscotland.org, buct-scotland.org.uk, canstopsmoking.org, carlowayreview.org, chatsafer.org, childprotectionline.com, childprotectionscotland.org, childrenspanelscotland.org, chooseanotherway.org, civilcontingenciesscotland.gov.uk, cldstandardscouncil.org.uk, clearingtheairscotland.com, communityplanning.org.uk, coulsfielddisclosurereview.com, crashmagnets.org.uk, croftinginquiry.org, culturalcommission.org, cypscg.org, dasscotland.gov.uk, deliveringforhealth.org, determinedtobroadcast.org, determinedtosucceed.org, directscot.org, domesticabuse.co.uk , dontgivefireahome.org, doranreview.org, doscience.org, doyouknowwhathappensinchatrooms.info, drinksmarter.org, drugscommission.com, drugscommission.org, dwqr.org.uk, employersandyoungpeople.org, engageforeducation.org, eprocurementscotland.org, esolscotland.org, faireview.org, famouspeople.org.uk, farmingforabetterclimate.org, feedgoodfactor.org.uk, festivegiftoflife.org, firelawscotland.org, foodandkids.com, footballbanningorders.com, forthreplacementcrossing.org.uk, frs-scotland.gov.uk, futureskillsscotland.org, garl.info, georgehouse.org.uk, givememycard.org, goanotherway.com, gogreenerscotland.org, goodhealthymindsscotland.org, gsbug.co.uk, handsclean.info, healthymindsscotland.org, healthythinkingscotland.org, hepcscotland.co.uk, holyroodinquiry.org, homereportscotland.gov.uk, independentbudgetreview.org, infoscotland.com, iscjis.gov.uk, islesproject.eu, isyourchildmeetingstrangers.info, isyourchildsbestfriendagrownup.info, isyourchildtalkingtostrangers.info, jitscotland.org, jpscotland.org, justaskscotland.org, keepstrangersoutofyourkidsbedroom.info, kerelawinquiry.org, knowthescore.org, kukambirana.com, landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk, lgpreas.org, m74completion.org, m80steppstohaggs.org, m8completion.org, macs-mobility.org, macscotland.gov.uk, malawiscotland.com, marlab.ac.uk, mhtscotland.org, moneyscotland.org, mullofkintyrereview.org, nationalcarestandards.org, newforthbridge.org, nhsscotlandevent.com, noknivesbetterlives.com, onescotland.org, oneworkplace.org.uk, openscotland.gov.uk, organdonationscotland.org, ouractivenation.co.uk, parentcouncilscotland.org, partnersinregeneration.org, patscotland.org.uk, pccs-scotland.org, penroseinquiry.org, playtalkread.org, police-complaints-scotland.org, prhpscotland.org, privatewatersupplies.gov.uk, ptucscotland.gov.uk, publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk, publicservicescommission.org, pvgschemescotland.org, readingstars.co.uk, readyscotland.org, regionalnetwork.org.uk, reviewofteacheremployment.org, rsascotland.org, ruralgateway.org.uk, ruralpaymentsonline.org, saltireprize.com, scap.org.uk, scot.gov.uk, scotland.gov.uk, scotlandagainstracism.com, scotlandaware.com, scotlandmalawi.com, scotlandperforms.com, scotslite.gov.uk, scotsmakar.org, scottish-schools.gov.uk, scottishbroadband.org, scottishbroadcastingcommission.gov.uk, scottishchildcare.org, scottishdrugservices.org, scottisheducationawards.org, scottishflooddefences.gov.uk, scottishhealthsurvey.org, scottishlegalcomplaints.org, scottishprisonscommission.info, scottishproperty.gov.uk, scottishpubliccontracts.org, scottishscience.org.uk, scottishvictimsofcrime.org, scottishwebaccess.org, scrutinyreview.org, seeradonline.gov.uk, seetheperson.org, selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk, seworksite.org, sexualhealthscotland.org.uk, sfcc.co.uk, sfpa.gov.uk, sgcarshare.com, sharingexperiencescotland.org, shcs.gov.uk, splreadingstars.co.uk, standinguptoasbawards.org.uk, stepsforstress.org.uk, surestartscotland.gov.uk, survivorscotland.org, tartanday.gov.uk, taxappealsscot.org.uk, taylorreview.org, teachinginscotland.org, thebigplus.org, thefingerprintinquiryscotland.org.uk, thehousekey.org, tobaccoregisterscotland.org, tourismframeworkforchange.org, transportscotland.gov.uk, travelanotherway.com, ukfcc.co.uk, vatscotland.org.uk, victimsandwitnessesscotland.org, victimsofcrimeinscotland.org, votescotland.com, wellscotland.com, whoschattingupyourchild.info, witnessesinscotland.org, womenandalcohol.info, work-for-scotland.org.

Update: Since posting this we’ve found some more. Thanks to colleagues at the Scottish Government for adding to the list with partnersinregeneration.com, employabilityinscotland.com.

There must be a better way of delivering all this information. DirectScot aims to radically simplify this cluttered and confusing landscape by rationalising large numbers of the websites listed above. By establishing a single platform it’s also hoped that the cost of delivering future government services and information can be significantly reduced.

What do you think? You can comment on this blog by leaving feedback here. Please also contribute your views as part of the consultation on DirectScot.

The DirectScot Team

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