‘Get it on’ and join the new digital revolution

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

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 across the country are supporting the Let’s Get On campaign and offering people the opportunity 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 per cent 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.”

It’s already helped people like Jane McDougall (24), from Glasgow, who was familiar with the internet but joined a digital class to help increase her knowledge of word processing and email to help with her job hunt. She is now completing an SQA PC Passport in Word Processing to gain more experience and a qualification.

Jane said: “I feel like the course has really helped my confidence.”

For more call 0800 77 1234 or visit www.letsgeton.org