Getting Western Isles online

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A national roadshow giving people free advice and help with using the internet is coming to the Western Isles.

With almost 17% of people in Scotland missing out on the benefits of being online, the Scottish Government’s Let’s Get Online campaign is set to help people across Scotland get online with a nationwide roadshow.

From keeping in touch with friends and family and searching for jobs, to managing bills and watching catch-up TV, the campaign aims to highlight the benefits the internet can provide.

The Let’s Get Online team will visit towns and cities across Scotland from 31 May until 22 July offering free, informal, one-to-one, drop-in sessions on how to get online.

The free drop-in sessions will take place in the Western Isles on the following date, time and location:

· Jobcentre Plus, 13-15 Francis St, Stornoway, HS1 2NA on 13 July from 10am to 5pm

Trained and friendly staff will host over 100 sessions at a variety of locations ranging from supermarkets and job centres to local community hubs and shopping centres.

The team will help people experience the benefits of being online first hand by providing people with one-to-one support for a variety of online activities such as how to search for jobs, set up an email address, tips for safe internet shopping and banking and how to video call friends and family.