Scottish Government launches roadshow to get more people online

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THE Scottish Government has set up a nationwide road show to help the public to use the internet.

The Let’s Get On team will visit 75 towns and cities from 6 April until 8 May offering free, informal, drop-in sessions on how to get online and the benefits the internet can bring.

 

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Michelle McManus (far right) and Minister Keith Brown are launching the scheme, which they hope will enable more people to get online.

 

Staff will host over 90 sessions at a variety of locations ranging from supermarkets to shopping centres to sports clubs and local community hubs.

The team will help people by showing to set up an email address, giving tips for safe internet shopping and banking.

It will also help people learn how to video call friends and family.

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Keith Brown said: “We want everyone in Scotland to enjoy the benefits of being online.

“This roadshow will get into the very heart of communities across Scotland.

 

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Michelle McManus (first left) “I couldn’t live without the internet.”

 

Singer and newspaper columnist Michelle McManus helped launch the scheme.

She said: “I couldn’t live without the internet. I use it to keep in touch with my family, and it saves time with banking and shopping.

“I would recommend anyone who isn’t online or needs help getting online to head along to your local session.”

The Let’s Get On road show also has an information line which people can call on 0300 004 1000

A  website at www.letsgeton.scot is also available for family members who want to find out how to help.

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