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About Silicon Glen

Silicon Glen is the name given to the Scottish computing and technology sector and especially the central belt of Scotland. This part of Scotland is home to a large number of companies from startups to established multinationals, including Amazon's first development centre outside the US. Scotland is also a major manufacturing base - if you're looking for a computer to buy, try our computer shops page.

In addition, Silicon Glen in Scotland is also home to a large number of universities in the area, which produce world class graduates for local businesses. Scotland produces more university and college graduates per-head of population than anywhere else in Europe. View the movie about Silicon Glen.

About Scotland

The Scots have a worldwide reputation for engineering excellence. Scotland also has an excellent quality of life. As the home of golf, whisky (whiskey), the world's biggest arts festival, Hogmanay, Gretna Green, some of the world's finest traditional music and the "auld country" for anyone interested in tracing their Scottish roots, we have much to offer culturally too. There's also all the usual tartan and bagpipe information including information on plaid, tartan traditions, kilts, haggis and the popular highland games. For information on tourist trips to Scotland the excellent hotels combined site will allow you to search and book accommodation.


This site has generated media enquiries from ABC News, World News Tonight , Sky News and the BBC and enquiries from companies wanting to invest here. We've even helped The Weakest Link set questions about Scottish culture! was set up and developed by Craig Cockburn. Craig is an award winning programme manager (PRINCE2, Agile, DSDM, MSP) on enterprise level websites and applications, is a director of Siliconglen Ltd, and has researched for TechCrunch and worked as Project Manager for many high profile sites and as CIO for a Techcrunch40 startup. Craig has an interest in search engines and the semantic web and DSDM (Agile project management). Craig worked as the programme manager on the Southwark council website which subsequently won "IT Project Team of the year award" from the British Computer Society. He has worked since 2011 as an Enterprise Agile Coach, his story documented in Agile an Unexpected Journey, available on Amazon. He has been writing about remote working since 1992 and some of his articles are on Medium. He is one of the first people in the world to complete the Red Team Thinking course, follow the podcast. I am very interested in being contacted about new opportunities for Agile Coaches, CTO, CIO level positions etc. You can view my profile on LinkedIn, or or on twitter, or read about the PageLink browser I invented in 1990. Siliconglen Ltd works in close partnership with companies outside Scotland such as Elite Training (Belfast), CrowdSpirit (France), Directgov - UK Cabinet office, Vanquish (USA) and Full Tilt (Ireland). I get work by looking for jobs on the various job boards. In his spare time, I enjoy promoting traditional culture, especially Gaelic song. Mail Craig.

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