Council opens the door to online surfing

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Published Date: 

25 Mar 2014 - 13:36

Argyll and Bute Council is to introduce a new free resource at libraries, aimed particularly at older people who are beginners in the use of computers.

The council is supporting Spring Online, by running a short introduction to SCRAN – an online collection of thousands of images and documents.

There will be a free demonstration of the website and a chance for participants to try searching for records themselves – and help will be on hand with both class and one-to-one sessions.

After a day’s training at each library the website will continue to be available to our browsers.

The council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie, said, “We hope older people will take this opportunity to be introduced to the world of technology at a local level and it is a good way to get the hang of online searching.

“This training is for one day only in each library, so anyone interested should book a place as soon as possible.

“It is important for each member of our communities to be able to live actively and independently, and an introduction to successfully accessing the world-wide-web creates a door to countless resources.”

Please contact your local library to book a place.

SCRAN sessions will be held at :

Rothesay Library (01700 503266) – Monday 31 March 10.30am – 12 noon

Lochgilphead Library (01546 602072) – Monday 31 March  1pm – 5pm

Helensburgh Library (01436 658833) – Tuesday 1 April 2pm – 3.30pm

Campbeltown Library (01586 555438) – Tuesday 1 April  2pm – 5pm

Dunoon Library (01369 708682) – Wednesday 2 April  10.30am – 12 noon

Oban Library (01631 571444) – Wednesday 2 April 10am – 5pm