Residents and businesses in Kincardine and surrounding communities will be given further opportunities to improve their online skills, following the successful visit to the town by the Google Digital Garage Bus.

The bus visited the Coalfields Training and Enterprise Hub earlier this month to offer locals the chance to enhance their digital skills to give them the tools they need to find a new job or grow their business.

The visit hosted by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) proved popular with dozens of local people and small businesses getting on board for personalised coaching sessions or to attend one or more of three workshops available on the day: Stay safe online; First steps online and Writing for social media.

CRT said it will look to build on the digital advice given to visitors by experts on the Google bus by looking at what support can be provided in future to Longannet communities, working other groups and trainers with skills in this area.

Gary Porter, CRT development manager (regeneration) – Scotland, said: “It was great to see so many people turn-out for the recent visit to Kincardine by the Google Digital Garage Bus. A lot of local people and businesses came along for coaching or to attend workshops to improve their digital knowledge

“We are committed to building on this visit by developing other initiatives to help people continue to improve their digital skills which can help them in many ways, from getting back into work to launching their own business or social enterprise.”