Scottish towns benefit from government funded fibre broadband links

Scottish towns and villages are next in line to get high speed fibre broadband as part of the government's Superfast Britain programme.

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Scottish towns and villages are next in line to get high speed fibre broadband as part of the government's Superfast Britain programme.

Homes and businesses throughout Scotland are set to benefit including parts of Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Fife, Argyll and Moray.

Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael said: "Broadband is vital for jobs, services and economic growth. That is why the UK government has allocated over £100 million - 20 percent of its rural broadband budget - to Scotland to help ensure the widest possible coverage for fast, reliable fibre broadband."

He said: "For some of the locations announced today this will be the first time they have had access to a high quality, fibre broadband service and this will make a real difference to communities and businesses across the country."

The latest areas to benefit include: Aberdeen Bieldside, Aberdeen Lochnagar, Aberdeen Kingswells, Kintore, Monifeith, Dundee Steeple, Amisfield, Castle Douglas, Cumnock, Cupar, Invergowrie, Ceres, Galashiels, Leuchars, Tayport, Ayr, Almondbank, Bannockburn, Dunblane, Methven, Forres, Oban, Melrose, Scone, Selkirk, Bridge of Allan, Gargunnock, Cullen, Findhorn, Fochabers, Ledaig and Taynuilt.