Who are we?

Silver City Surfers is a small local charity which aims to help older people with modern technology, thereby reducing loneliness and isolation for those aged over 55 within the City of Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland. We provide free tutoring and support on all forms of modern technology (e.g. laptops, iPads & other tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, etc) through mentoring and one-to-one support sessions provided by experienced volunteers. The charity cannot offer home visits and would like to encourage older adults to visit its sessions for advice about technology at home. It is important for us to make these sessions friendly and welcoming thus providing regular social interaction – coffees and teas are offered thus creating the feel of an Internet Cafe.

Silver City Surfers was delighted to find that one of its volunteer tutors, Graham Castle, won a national Digital Hero Award in 2015. View the video, produced by TalkTalk, that reflects the work of the charity.

Read our blog, The Internet is for Everyone, also posted on Age Scotland‘s website.

Case Studies of four learners and their journeys into the World of Technology were profiled by Digital Scotland. Read these and find out more about our work helping older adults in the city.

Please contact us for more information. We would be delighted to help you.

Where are we?


Charles Michie’s Café


The Citadel (Basement)


Cummings Park Community Flat


The Citadel (Basement)

healthkind-and-peoples-health-trust-logo Reaching Out: Going Local Project was working in Mastrick, Sheddocksley and Seaton.

Please read more about this project via the above link.

Silver City Surfers was thrilled to be a finalist in 2016’s Scottish Charity Awards, in the Digital Dynamo category. It is simply wonderful that our volunteers and their generous service helping older people avoid being left behind in this digital landscape has been recognised.

Thank you so much for your support!