Section: Digital
Image of Glagow Science Centre with large screen filled with logos of organisations involved in Discover Digital. Blue sky and green grass fame the picture.

'Discover Digital' explores the tools which promote wellbeing or can help us with our caring and self management needs.


How can we harness the power of digital to look after our health and wellbeing on our own terms? Can we live independently for longer with the use of smart gadgets? Can fitness trackers help keep our family and healthcare professionals informed about our health?

These are some of the questions we have explored at our Discover Digital events between 2018 – 2019.

Our events were aimed at people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.  We hosted a selection of stalls, talks and activities, led by local and national experts. These helped shed a light on some of the digital health, wellbeing and self management options currently available.


Next steps

We will soon announce our programme of work for 2020 and publish the 2019 report.



We understand that under the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital can now be a lifeline for some people. We will highlight resources potentially relevant to our Discover Digital audiences here:

Please note this information is accurate at the date of review of this page, 3 April 2020.


About us

Discover Digital started in 2018. It was Scotland’s first initiative to deliver immersive events for people to experience digital health and care.

The 2019 edition was supported by: the Scottish Government (Technology Enabled Care division and Digital Health and Care division), Nesta, NHS 24, DHI, Create Converge and BCS Health and Care Scotland. Various other collaborators helped bring this to life.

Download the report from the first edition of Discover Digital below. The 2019 report will follow shortly.

Please email to be kept updated.



Taking it one day at a time, digitally

Written by: Carmen Paputa-Dutu

Published: 01/04/2020



Joining the HYPE in Aberdeen

Written by: Carmen Paputa-Dutu

Published: 19/12/2019



What digital health and care services will all Scots get access to – and when?

Written by: Zahid Deen

Published: 12/03/2019