Monday, 9 December 2013

Lairg Writers Publish Online

In North West Sutherland, BT, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High Life Highland,  and Citizens Online are working together to deliver the Get IT Together Programme, a community development approach to digital inclusion, helping people across the area to benefit from gaining on line skills.

A team of six writers based at Lairg Learning Centre have launched their very own blog, with support from Get IT Together - NW Sutherland. The writers have been attending basic IT sessions to find out how to share their work online. Although most of the learners attending the sessions use a computer, none of them had tried out blogging.

The group created a very basic site using the online site, blogger – because it most resembles the majority of basic word-processing packages- and learners share access and admin rights to the blog. The central idea, as well as reaching a wider online audience, is that in winter months, when driving becomes a challenge in bad weather, the writers can still share their work together and provide feedback.

Project Coordinator, Irene Warner-Mackintosh, commented: “We are thrilled to be helping these writers to get online and share their creative work with the wider public.”

The writer’s blog called Lairg Loonies can be viewed

Get IT Together in North West Sutherland is supported by BT’s Connected Society programme, BT’s commitment to help people right around the world gain the skills and confidence they need to join the online community and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and High Life Highland. 

Blog post by Irene Warner-Mackintosh

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