External event: Digital Participation and Social Justice


RSA Fellows, Members of the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce (SBCC), and other individuals and guests with interest in social justice, rural employment, connectivity, and associated issues of relevance are most welcome to register for this free event.

The Carnegie UK Trust’s recent report Digital Participation and Social Justice in Scotlandwill be the subject of the presentation and discussion in a Borders context. Having access to the internet is now an essential service. Indeed it is described by some as the ‘fourth utility’. But up to a fifth of UK households remain offline – and it is often those who could gain the most from internet access who are the least likely to be connected. Digital Participation and Social Justice in Scotland examines the links between digital exclusion and other forms of social exclusion. It identifies who is most likely to be digitally excluded and draws on detailed statistical analysis, carried out by Ipsos MORI, to examine the key drivers of this exclusion – including working status, housing tenure, age, qualifications, active lifestyles and mental health. You can download the short summary report here, full data report here and infographic here. See also other Carnegie UK Trust work on Digital Futures.

Douglas White FRSA, Carnegie UK Trust