Roadshow encourages Scots to get online

The Let's Get On campaign aims to have Scots of all ages surfing the web

The Let's Get On campaign aims to have Scots of all ages surfing the web

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A nationwide roadshow from the Scottish Government is hitting the streets and helping people to get online.

The Let’s Get On team are visiting 75 towns and cities until May 8, offering free, informal drop-ins on using the internet.

Online activities like setting up an email address, safe internet shopping and banking and video calling will be up for demonstration — and would-be web surfers can hit the net starting next week.

The team will be at Braehead on April 18-19 and at the St Enoch Centre on April 21-22 (both 9am-6pm).

Keith Brown, cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities, said: “The Let’s Get On roadshow 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.”

The campaign is backed by southside celebrity Michelle McManus, who says she “couldn’t live without the internet.

“I set up Skype on my parent’s television and they use it to keep in touch with me and with our family in Canada and Australia.

“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 needs help getting online to head along to your local Let’s Get On session.”

Roadshow sessions are subject to change, and anyone interested is asked to check in at www.letsgeton.scot or call 0300 004 1000 for updates.