New Technology in making Apps is booming in Scotland. The Scottish Government is proud of the growth in the industry.
They say, science, technology and innovation are essential in increasing competitiveness and improving Scotland’s economic performance in today’s knowledge-based economy.
They believe they are key drivers of Scotland’s future economic success and quality of life and an important part of developing robust, evidence based policy across all of the Government’s responsibilities.
And they are also fun, interesting and stimulating!
Silicon Glen is the nick name for the high tech sector of Scotland. It is applied to the Central Belt triangle between Dundee, Inverclyde and Edinburgh, which includes Fife, Glasgow and Stirling; although electronics facilities outside this area may also be included in the term.
The term has been in use since the 1980s. It does not technically represent a glen as it covers a much wider area than just one valley.
A few years ago the creators of mobile phone applications Dogfi.sh Mobile began winning major global contracts with just three people in the business.
Based in Crieff near Gleneagles, the small company, headed by an Englishman, is designing Apps for several firms including Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest tourist destination in the world. ynuk.tv went to visit this new operation, the video catches the team hard at work