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Free online learning programme for everyone in Glasgow
22/08/2014

A free learning programme has been launched that will help Glaswegians become experts on their own city.

The ‘Altogether Glasgow’ project is aimed at increasing awareness of the city’s amazing cultural and sporting assets, aswell as engaging communities with the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Set up by Glasgow Life as part of the Host City Glasgow project, the online educational programme launched today (Monday) and can be accessed via www.altogetherglasgow.com. It is available to everyone and is split across bronze, silver and gold modules. Do you know the story of St Mungo? Are you clued up on Glasgow’s famous dancehalls and cinemas?

The Altogether Glasgow website takes you through six online quizzes about Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games, covering topics such as Commonwealth visitors and sports, Glasgow’s Games, and Glasgow Stories.

A Glasgow Life spokesman said: “As well as the general public and our staff, we’ll also be asking partners, including some of the big employers in the city, to encourage their workers and networks to sign up to the site.  It’ll help us all learn more about our city, as well as play an active part in welcoming visitors to Glasgow.”

Glaswegians are being encouraged to utilise free internet access at the city’s 33 libraries to sign up to the Altogether Glasgow project. Karen Gillies, Librarian at Bridgeton Library, launched the new website on Monday. She said: “The free internet service is very well used by people of all ages and backgrounds, and a member of staff will be on hand to help people get started. We regularly have people popping in to check emails, search for jobs, and type up their CVs. I think the Altogether Glasgow programme is a fantastic idea that people will also take advantage of in their local library.”

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