It looks like our relay was the cause of the issues so we're going to turn it off for now. A stable instance is better than one with a relay, right?

And bad things clearly come in pairs. We've had some complex I/O errors over the past couple of days which took mastodon.scot down and took a while to investigate. In the end we took the decision to restore from a backup from the 19th of October which so far seems to be stable. We'll keep an eye on things over the next few days.

Oops! We had a minor SSL certificate issue which is now fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience.

EXCITING TIMES! We have upgraded to Mastodon v3.0.0.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Thanks to @Gargron and all the development team for their hard work 🙂

HI EVERYONE. Mastodon v3.0.0rc1 has just been released and we've updated the instance already.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

WHAT'S THAT THING THERE?

It's Mastodon v2.9.1, and it's installed on this instance.

JOB DONE.

Do you use keybase.io? Then you can prove your mastodon.scot identity! In your keybase.io profile, select ‘prove more identities’ and then pick ‘mastodon.scot’ from the list.

We're proud to embrace the Mastodon Server Covenant and are now listed in the joinmastodon.org instance finder.

joinmastodon.org/covenant

HELLO. WE HAVE UPGRADED TO v2.9.0rc1. THAT IS ALL.

Tootie toot! We've upgraded to v2.8.1 and v2.8.2 in quick succession, so the instance is bang up to date 🙂

Hello folks! Today we've updated our media storage to use a separate object storage service. The instance had to be restarted with just a tiny bit of downtime.

Hi folks, we've been having some issues with media from other instances. This should be resolved now!

mastodon.scot

This is a Mastodon instance primarily intended for (but not limited to) users in Scotland or who identify as Scottish.