Get IT Together launch in Arisaig

Published: Jun 6th, 2012 | Author: Laura Simpson

The Get IT Together project in Wester Ross, Lochaber & Skye held a special launch event in Arisaig to celebrate the start of a year of activities to encourage locals and visitors to make the most of digital technology. Jane Beaton, Project Coordinator, has been working closely with the Arisaig Community Trust, and in particular with Alison Stewart (Local Development Officer), to develop the Land, Sea & Island Centre (LSIC) in the centre of the village with the aim of making it a true “community hub”.

The LSIC has been awarded a BT Community Connection which will provide free broadband for a year, and Jane will be running a series of fun and informal training sessions aimed at anyone who is not currently using computers or accessing the internet.

There was lots of laughter and excitement as members of the local lunch club had their first experience of using the laptop and the scanner to scan in some of their old photographs to add to the exhibition at the LSIC.

The Get IT Together project is supported by Highlands & Island Enterprise (HIE) and Highland Council, and representatives from both organisations were there on the day to see the impact the project is having, and to discuss the ideas for developing it in future.

 

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