BITES announces closure

BUCHAN IT and E-Learning Service (BITES) has announced that it is to close next year, after five years of operations.

THe Maud-based project, funded by Big Lottery money, has helped approximately 1,500 people during its lifespan to increase their understanding of IT and computing at all levels.

However, with funding due to run out next spring, the team has decided to bow out in style, with an open day on Friday 9 December, to which all past customers, friends and partners have been invited to celebrate the project’s successes over its lifetime.

BITES General Manager Denise Belshaw said: “Since 2006, we have played a part in reducing social isolation to the hundreds of people living in our rural communities, helped to increase confidence and self esteem for people frightened of technology.”