Tain cadets get technical

February 22, 2019

Army cadets from Ross-shire have received a boost to their training capacity following a donation of computing equipment. 

1st Battalion the Highlanders’ Tain Detachment received the kind donation of a laptop, from Golspie Bingo Club. 

The laptop will enable the detachment instructors to teach the cadets to a higher standard, with lessons now being able to be accompanied by PowerPoint presentations. It will also reduce the detachment’s paper consumption allowing fewer handouts to be stored and edited electronically.

The new laptop will not only aid the detachment’s instructors, but every single cadet in Tain. Cadets who are enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh Award and may not have internet access at home will now be able to login and update their eDofE accounts to complete their award. It will also enable cadets to take part in various cadet courses that require online assessments, such as Cadet Signals training.

Probationary Instructor Shelley-Ann Agate accepted the laptop on behalf of her Detachment and said: “Tain detachment would like to say a massive thank you for the very kind donation.”