Road show will get Donsiders surfing the net

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  • Event in Alford on April 20
  • Free, informal drop-in session
  • Learn about the benefits the internet can bring

A nationwide roadshow to help Scots get online will visit Alford next week for a free and informal drop-in session for Donside residents.

The Scottish Government’s Let’s Get On team will visit 75 towns and cities between April 6 and May 8, offering sessions on how to get online and the benefits the internet can bring.

Trained and friendly staff will host a local session on Monday April 20 from 10am to 6pm at the Co-op on Alford’s Mart Road.

The team will help people experience the benefits of being online first hand 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.

There are so many great benefits to being online.

Michelle McManus

“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.”

Singer and newspaper columnist Michelle McManus, who was involved in the launch of the campaign, said: ““I couldn’t live without the internet as I use it regularly to keep in touch with my family. I set up Skype on my parent’s television and they use it to keep in touch with me, wherever I might be, and our family in Canada and Australia. I personally love using FaceTime to catch up with my baby nephew and godchild and one of my best friends has just moved to Malaysia and we Skype each other every week.

“There are so many great benefits to being online. It makes my life easier and 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 Let’s Get On session.”

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