Media Release: Free social media training from Voluntary Arts Scotland


VOLUNTARY and community groups in Dumfries are being offered FREE training on how to get the best out of the internet.

Run by Voluntary Arts Scotland, ‘Getting On – Online’ is aimed at people who are happy using the internet, but aren’t sure how it could help promote their activity – who may have a Facebook page but not enough ‘likes’, and are thinking about Twitter but aren’t sure what to tweet.

At the training session, which takes place at DG One on Saturday 28 September from 10am – 4pm, participants can:

  • Learn how to make the most of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites
  • Discover why using videos and photography are a great way to tell your ‘story’
  • Find out about the benefits of blogging
  • Make the most of time spent online

To book your FREE place, visit

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Notes to editors:

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland is the national development agency for amateur arts and crafts. We offer information and support for the thousands of people who take part in cultural activity for the love of it.
  • From amateur dramatics companies to choirs, knitting circles to painting groups, we’re here to promote existing activity and encourage newcomers to join in. For more information, visit
  • Getting On – Online is part of Crating the Arts, a 5-year project funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
  • For more information, please contact Gillian Harrison at Voluntary Arts Scotland on 07555 766940.
  • MEDIA RELEASE posted by Voluntary Arts Scotland. You too can post media releases (aka press releases) on For more information, email here.

Contact: Kelly Donaldson
Phone: 0131 561 7333