Community Broadband Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 16th September 2015.

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Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

Broadband is essential for rural and island communities and businesses. Only yesterday, the internet on Arran in my constituency was down for most of the day. Next summer, 97 per cent of Arran will receive superfast broadband but, as things stand, the 150 or so people in Machrie will not. What steps will the cabinet secretary and his colleagues take to ensure that Machrie is included in Arran’s superfast broadband roll-out?