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Addressing the Skills Gaps in the Geospatial Sector in Scotland

Location Data Scotland has been working in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and AGI Scotland over the last two years to develop a roadmap tackling the skills challenges across the sector.

Research carried out in 2023, across the Scottish community, highlighted that:

  • 70% had experienced skills-related challenges
  • 52% were struggling to recruit the right type of talent
  • 81% were unable to retain staff
  • 53% felt they wouldn’t meet future staffing needs

Hear from our Partners

Alan Corbett, Head of Geospatial, Scottish Government

Jenni Doonan, Head of Projects, Fife College

Bruce Gittings, AGI Scotland and University of Edinburgh

Don’t forget to check out the Resources section to access information about the skills programme.

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