Bute hosts ‘Digital Summer School’

Participants in the Bute Digital Summer School.
Participants in the Bute Digital Summer School.

Young people from all over Argyll and Bute converged on Rothesay last week for a four-day ‘Digital Summer School’.

The course was aimed at encouraging the potential entrepreneurs of the future to conside a future career in the digital sector, and included input from Ed Baker, from the Digital Academy in London and a series of Argyll-based digital entrepreneurs, including Sam Coley from Samteq and James Gray from Kinetic Studios.

There was also a session looking at the range of digital skills needed by the BBC to deliver their programmes, along with advice on starting up a new enterprise from Business Gateway, social enterprise options from Inspiralba, and further education opportunities from Argyll College.

The school’s participants were based at Bute Backpackers on the Rothesay seafront for the duration of the event, with workshops taking place at Argyll College’s learning centre at Rothesay Joint Campus.

The summer school was funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and developed by Inspiralba and Comar, both Argyll based social enterprises.