Campaign under way to get people online

A national push is on to encourage and inspire people to get online.

Spearheaded by the Scottish Government and galvanised by partner organisations under the overall Digital Scotland brand, the Let’s Get On campaign is a concerted effort to help people from all walks of life to get connected and take advantage of the benefits of the digital age.

Libraries, clubs and community organisations are supporting the initiative and offering people the chance to join classes and support groups, showing them how to get online and use the internet to their advantage.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Recent statistics show almost 20% of the population in Scotland are still not using the internet and so missing out on its benefits. Whether you want to get a job, catch up on the latest football fixtures, find the best deals or get connected with friends and family, getting online can help and is easier than you think. We believe that working in partnership with organisations who have the same vision as we do – to see people and businesses make the most of digital connectivity, get online and enjoy the benefits that the internet can bring – will help us achieve our goal of a fairer, wealthier and smarter digital Scotland.”

To find out more about what support is available in your local area call 0800 77 1234 or visit letsgeton.org