Holyrood’s online roadshow on its way

Borderers who have never been online before will be offered free advice at drop-in sessions organised by the Scottish Government.

Holyrood’s Let’s Get On team are hosting more than 90 sessions in 75 towns and cities.

Trained staff will demonstrate the benefits of being online as well as tips on safe internet banking and shopping, and how to make video calls.

Sessions in the Borders are on Thursday, April 30, from 10am to 6pm at the Co-op, Eyemouth; Tuesday, May 5, from 10am to 6pm at the Co-op, Innerleithen; Wednesday, May 6, from 10am to 4pm at Asda, Galashiels; and on the same day from 6pm to 8pm at Hawick Golf Club.

Scotland’s cabinet secretary for infrastructure and investment, Keith Brown, said: “The internet can bring huge advantages to people’s lives, whether it is finding a job or keeping in touch with friends and family. And getting connected can save people time and money.

“It will make people’s lives easier and help the Scottish Government achieve its goal of a more connected, fairer, wealthier and smarter digital Scotland.”

To check dates and times haven’t changed, visit www.letsgeton.scot or call 0300 004 1000.