About SWAN

SWAN enables members access to an unrivalled portfolio of connectivity and value add services, all provided from a highly secure, accredited network.

What does SWAN offer?

As one of the most significant single public sector ICT initiatives undertaken in Scotland, the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) aims to support the digital transformation of public bodies across Scotland, whilst providing services for those just starting that journey, and providing all staff with secure and resilient access to digital services.

SWAN is assisting organisations ranging from the Scottish Government to every Health Board, many Councils and Education bodies to transform their digital connectivity. Join over 90 organisations evolving their services with SWAN.

With over 6,000 connected sites, including schools, hospitals, GP surgeries, pharmacists and local council offices, connecting via SWAN results in reduced costs, improved service, and the ability to share data across organisations, encouraging co-operative working. 

SWAN allows all of its customers to benefit from economies of scale as well as increasing productivity and collaboration, acting as the gateway for the Internet and Janet networks. Whatever you’re looking for, our variety of services on offer ensures we can find a perfect fit.

Our Vision

To enable innovative transformation of Scotland’s public sector through the delivery of secure, world class connectivity and network services to SWAN Members, every day.

Meet the team behind SWAN

With so many innovative minds working hard behind the scenes of SWAN, we wanted to introduce you to some of our key people.

Hayden Edwards

Director, SWAN Framework

Mark Griffiths

Contract Director

Tony Rae

Programme Delivery Director

Ciaran Crudden

Head of Service

Chris Broomhall

Principal Architect

Douglas Adam

Chief Innovation Officer

Emma Kirkland

Contract Director

Lauren Kerr, Client Services Manager

Lauren Kerr

Client Service Manager

Andrew Hanna, Client Service Manager

Andrew Hanna

Client Service Manager

SWAN Innovation Fund

The key to innovation is co-creation, and SWAN Members can access investment funding and expertise during the lifetime of the Framework to develop innovative solutions for their service users. Whether it be an idea for extending the use of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, a pilot for collating data across a network for onward analysis and decision making, a technology that can improve the patient experience in Health, or optimisation of a process to deliver services to local residents, Members can submit their ideas to the SWAN Innovation forum for consideration.  With a track record of innovation, our partner BT will work together with you to develop the idea into reality.

Offering real choice and service excellence

Access Catalogue Services

Our Catalogue Services enable SWAN members to connect to other users and gateways with a variety of bandwidth, resilience and security options. Our SWAN Shared Services have been developed to meet the requirements of the SWAN Management Board and enable you to benefit from economies of scale as well as increasing productivity and collaboration.

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Additional Services

SWAN offers its members great opportunities to enhance and improve their citizen services, whilst also reducing costs. SWAN members not only receive core connectivity, but also have access to, and are able to make use of an evolving portfolio of Value-Added Services that can enable new ways of working. Our extensive portfolio of Voice, LAN, Wireless, Cloud and Collaboration Value-Added Services are available to all SWAN members.

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Join over 90 organisations evolving their services with SWAN