Highlands & Islands

Faster internet to be rolled out to more communities

Households in several rural communities across Scotland are to be given access to high-speed fibre broadband.

They include Crathes in Aberdeenshire, Balmacara in the Highlands, Blair Atholl in Perth and Kinross and Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway.

The work forms part of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project.

Led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and involving BT, the project has Scottish and UK government funding.

The first connections through the latest round of the project's work should be available this winter.

More than 600,000 properties across Scotland can already connect to fastest-ever broadband speeds through the Digital Scotland roll-out.

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