Let’s Get On will help Biggar people access internet

Coming to Biggar on Thursday...Let's Get On Roadshow, originally launched by singer and TV presenter Michelle McManus and Scottish Government Minister Keith Brown.
Coming to Biggar on Thursday...Let's Get On Roadshow, originally launched by singer and TV presenter Michelle McManus and Scottish Government Minister Keith Brown.

A NATIONWIDE roadshow is set to help people across Scotland get online.

The Scottish Government’s Let’s Get On team will visit 75 towns and cities offering free, drop-in sessions on how to get online and the benefits the internet can bring.

Friendly staff will host over 90 sessions at locations ranging from supermarkets to sports clubs.

They will demonstrate online activities such as how to set up an email address, tips for safe internet shopping and how to video call friends and family.

The roadshow will call at Biggar Co-op, at the Old Auction Market, on Thursday, May 7, from 10am to 6pm.

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 roadshow will get into the very heart of communities, offering people the opportunity to take the first step in getting online and highlighting the benefits.”

Singer Michelle McManus, who helped launch the roadshow, 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 parents’ television and they use it to keep in touch with me, wherever I might be, and family in Canada and Australia.”

There is also an information line on 0300 004 1000 or simply visit www.letsgeton.scot.