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Scottish councils in 24-hour ‘What We Do’ Twitter event

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

September 21, 2011 | 2 min read

Scottish local authorities are to use social networking site Twitter to raise awareness about their range of services.

Almost all of Scotland's 32 local authorities will take part in the 24-hour even- titled ‘What We Do’.

It begins at midday on Tuesday, September 27 and will end at midday on Wednesday.

The aim is to give council taxpayers an insight into a day in the life of their council.

Local authorities will tweet updates about services to the micro-blogging site using the hashtag #whatwedo.

The event is being organised by the National Communications Group, a body that brings together communications officers from all of Scotland's councils to promote local government.

Kate Bond, chair of the National Communications Group and head of service for Aberdeenshire Council, said: "This is an excellent opportunity for local government to improve awareness and understanding of what we do.

"Social networking is becoming an increasingly popular way for us to engage with residents and we hope that people will take the opportunity to learn more about the work of their council and actively engage with us as part of this initiative."

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