“But in truth, with support it can be picked up and improved upon very quickly. Finding people with the right technical skills is something employers say is their single biggest challenge, and one that is increasing.
“Yet, at the same time, we know one in five people in Scotland lack even the most basic digital skills. So we have a skills gap and people who’d love to work in the sector but don’t currently have the sufficient skills.
“That simply can’t go on. Tech and the digital economy is going to be vital if we are going to achieve economic growth in Scotland over the coming years.
“We all know the digital revolution is upon us and is only going to quicken up. It’s by working together – and exercising power responsibly – that we can make sure everyone benefits.”