Google has opened its first "digital garage" in Scotland as part of efforts to train people to better use technology.

Free coaching in areas such as CV building and staying safe online will be available at the hub after it was launched in Edinburgh on Monday.

The tech giant opened its first digital garage in the UK three years ago.

Ronan Harris, managing director of Google UK and Ireland, said: "Everyone should have access to the digital skills they need to grow their confidence, career or business online.

"That's why we're excited to bring the Google Digital Garage to Scotland, offering free skills training for local people and businesses.

"Whether you want to take your first steps online, find your next job, turn your passion into your business or launch a new idea, pop in to learn how with our expert coaches."

Google is also running around 100 digital skills training events in and around Glasgow.

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, was at the Edinburgh opening.

She said: "Finding people with the right technical skills is something employers say is their single biggest challenge, and one that is increasing.

"Yet, at the same time, we know one in five people in Scotland lack even the most basic digital skills.

"So we have a skills gap and people who'd love to work in the sector but don't currently have the sufficient skills.

"That simply can't go on. Tech and the digital economy is going to be vital if we are going to achieve economic growth in Scotland over the coming years.

"We all know the digital revolution is upon us and is only going to quicken up.

"It's by working together - and exercising power responsibly - that we can make sure everyone benefits."