Campaign takes to the road to get you online

The Scottish Government is promoting online courses for all

The Scottish Government is promoting online courses for all

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A nationwide road show is set to help people across Scotland get online.

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

The Midlothian session will take place at the Co-operative store, 78 High Street, Bonnyrigg, on April 13 from 10am to 6pm.

Trained and friendly staff will help people experience the benefits of being online firsthand by demonstrating a variety of online activities such as how to set up an email address, tips for safe internet shopping and banking and 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.

“The Let’s Get On road show will get into the very heart of communities across Scotland, offering people the opportunity to take the first step in getting online and highlighting the many benefits. The internet can bring huge advantages to people’s lives, whether it’s finding a job or keeping in touch with friends and family and getting connected can save people time and money.

“Let’s Get On supports our digital world class 2020 vision by bringing technology to life for people. It will make people’s lives easier and help the Scottish Government achieve its goal of a more connected, fairer, wealthier and smarter digital Scotland.”

Those online who know friends or family that would benefit from information about how to get online, should visit www.letsgeton.scot and find out how to help.