Entries by fmgmh

School Strike for Climate

“This is not a single generation job. It’s humanity’s job…” Greta Thunberg and 46 youth activists. On Friday 20th September, I joined the School Strike for Climate with around 10,000 women, men, teenagers and children to march from the Meadows, down the Royal Mile, past St Giles to the Holyrood Parliament and on to Holyrood […]

Thomas Cook ‘ed it – Hope you didn’t book it!

The collapse of Thomas Cook, in September, has had a huge impact on many people’s lives. If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of customers with advance Thomas Cook bookings you can now make a refund claim. Please use the Civil Aviation Authority’s online form (https://thomascook.caa.co.uk/refunds/) to claim your Thomas Cook refund. Our […]

Phone Scams: Warning!

I want to warn as many people as possible about the latest phone scams. The calls, which are automated, state that they are calling from your broadband provider (i.e. BT, Virgin Media, Talk Talk etc). The automated caller alleges that there has been illegal activity on your account and states that, “your internet service will […]

Beat Online Scammers

Friends Against Scams, a National Trading Standards initiative, in partnership with several banks and other organisations, is hosting a number of presentations at Edinburgh libraries ( Morningside, Fountainbridge, Stockbridge and Central) this month (June 2019). The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the types of scams (by phone, email and even text) […]

National Fish & Chip Day

It’s National Fish & Chip Day on FRYDAY, 7 June! I’d tell you a joke about herbs and fish but this just isn’t the thyme or the plaice! 🐟 To celebrate the nations’ favourite dish, we thought we’d give you an oppor-tuna-ty to win something fishy! Why not trawl through the quiz and if you can […]

Legs Matter Week

Legs Matter Week kicks off today! The Legs Matter website has lots of useful information including: What to look out for Dry & Itchy skin Varicose veins Swollen Legs and Feet Cramp or pain in your legs after walking Reddish brown staining above the ankle Check it out today because legs really do matter.

Volunteers’ Week 2019

It’s Volunteers Week 2019! I’d like to thank all the volunteers involved with Tap Into IT including: Trustees those of you who ‘cover’ for me as Club Facilitator from time to time Digital support volunteers – all 28 of you! Without your dedication and commitment, Tap Into IT wouldn’t be here today. Thank you. Mike

Father’s Day Gift Vouchers

It’s Father’s Day on 21 June this year and your dad deserves a special gift! Buy him Tap Into IT Gift Vouchers to cover the cost of basic computer training. (For elderly people living in Edinburgh). If your father already uses a device then he may benefit from remote support.  This can be booked online or […]

Lord Provost of Edinburgh Visit

Tap into IT celebrated it’s first anniversary as a registered charity by hosting an award ceremony, with the help of Frank Ross, Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, followed by a tea party. Guests including service users, volunteers and supporters gathered in the Viewpoint Housing Association common room, Gillespie Crescent, Bruntsfield, for […]

Free Computer Club Edinburgh

Know anyone living in South Central Edinburgh? that needs help with their tech devices? is struggling with email/WhatsApp/Skype? that can’t find what they’re looking for/can’t do the things they need to do online? All welcome, particularly if they are 60+ and/or have additional needs. What? </> Free Computer Club in Edinburgh South Central Where? Marchmont St […]