Digital and broadband

Broadband update for your local authority area

Interested in the latest fibre roll-out progress? Find out what's happening in your area.

The next areas where fibre broadband is rolling out across Scotland have been announced by Digital Scotland partners today. See the release here

Local area and progress details for Highlands and Islands areas are as below:

Latest independent figures from Think Broadband confirm 75% coverage across the Highlands and Islands region. They indicate that 61% of H&Is premises have access to more than 30Mbps and that 70% of premises have access to more than 10Mbps.

Customers are reminded that fibre services are an entirely different product than existing broadband. You have to #CheckandOrder if available. See the phone number/postcode checker here 

Shetland

New areas where work is scheduled in the next six months – Bigton, Bixter (has come through early - already live), North Roe, Ollaberry
Current number of premises where fibre based broadband is now available – more than 7,500
Number of new fibre broadband cabinets built and taking orders – 40
Towns and villages with services available - Bixter, Brae, Bressay, Cunningsburgh, Gott, Hamnavoe, Hillswick, Lerwick, Quarff, Sandwick, Scalloway, Mossbank, Sullom Voe, Sumburgh, Voe, Walls, Weisdale

Orkney

New areas where work is starting in the next six months – all phase 1 project areas have started
Current number of premises where fibre based broadband is now available – more than 7,000
Number of new fibre broadband cabinets built and taking orders – 31
Towns and villages with services available - Burray, Deerness, Evie, Finstown, Harray, Holm, Kirkwall, Orphir, St Margaret’s Hope, Stromness

Outer Hebrides

New areas where work will be starting in the next six months – Balallan, Carnan, Gravir, Grogarry, Locheport, Sollas
Current number of premises where fibre based broadband is now available – more than 6,500
Number of new fibre broadband cabinets built and taking orders – 46
Towns and villages with services available - Back, Barvas, Callanish, Carloway, Crossbost, Garrabost, Leverburgh, North Tolsta, Shawbost, Stornoway.

Highland – the figures here reflect the project coverage – there is additional coverage in Highland through BT’s own commercial roll-out

New areas where work will be starting in the next six months – Applecross, Aultbea, Badachro, Balmacara, Bridge of Westfield, Carbost, Dornie, Farr, Forss, Glenelg, Glenshiel, Kinlochbervie, Kinlocheil (Glenfinnan), Latheron, Lochbroom, Lochinver, Morvern, Nigg, Nigg Station, North Erradale, Poyntzfield, Skeabost Bridge, Staffin, Strathy, Stromeferry, Whiteface.
Current number of premises where fibre based broadband is now available – almost 65,000
Number of new fibre broadband cabinets built and taking orders – 242
Towns and villages with services available - Alness, Ardersier, Ardgay, Aviemore, Avoch (Fortrose), Ballachulish, Beauly, Bettyhill, Boat of Garten, Bonar Bridge, Brora, Cannich, Carrbridge, Castletown, Cawdor, Corpach, Cromarty, Croy, Culbokie, Dingwall, Dochgarroch, Dores, Dornoch, Drumchardine, Drumnadrochit, Dunbeath, Duror, Edderton, Embo (Dornoch), Evanton, Fearn, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Fortrose, Golspie, Grantown on Spey, Halkirk, Helmsdale, Invergarry, Invergordon, Inverness, Inverness Culloden, Keiss, Kessock, Kildary, Kiltarlity, Kincraig, Kingussie, Kinlochleven, Kyle, Lochcarron, Lybster, Mallaig, Milton of Leys, Muir of Ord, Munlochy, Nairn, Nethybridge, Newtonmore, Onich, Plockton, Portmahomack, Portree, Reay, Rogart, Rosemarkie, Salen, Spean Bridge, Strathpeffer, Strathy, Strontian, Tain, Thrumster, Thurso, Tomatin, Uig, Urray, Watten, Wick.


Moray - there is additional coverage in Moray through BT’s own commercial roll-out

New areas where work will be starting in the next six months – Ballindalloch, Mulben
Current number of premises where fibre based broadband is now available – almost 30,000
Number of new fibre broadband cabinets built and taking orders – 104
Towns and villages with services available - Aberlour, Alves, Brodie, Buckie, Carron, Clochan, Cullen, Dallas, Dufftown, Elgin, Findhorn, Fochabers, Forres, Garmouth, Hopeman, Keith, Kingston, Kinloss, Lhanbryde, Longmorn, Lossiemouth, Rothes, Rothiemay, Tomintoul

Argyll and Bute - there is additional coverage in A&B through BT’s own commercial roll-out

New areas where work will be starting in the next six months – Achnamara, Cairndow, Crinan, Glenbarr, Kilchrenan, Minard, Southend, Whitehouse
Current number of premises where fibre based broadband is now available – more than 18,000
Number of new fibre broadband cabinets built and taking orders – more than 80
Towns and villages with services available - Aros, Balvicar, Benderloch (Ledaig), Campbeltown, Cardross, Carradale, Connel, Craignure, Dalmally, Dervaig, Dunoon, Ford, Innellan, Inveraray, Kilmelford, Kilmun, Lochgilphead, Machrihanish, Minard, Oban, Rothesay, Strachur, Tarbert, Taynuilt, Tighnabruaich, Tobermory, Toward

Arran and Cumbrae

New areas where work will be starting in the next six months – Kildonan
Current number of premises where fibre based broadband is now available in Millport and Arran – more than 3,000
Number of new fibre broadband cabinets built and taking orders- 19
Towns and villages with services available - Brodick, Corrie, Lamlash, Lochranza, Millport, Pirnmill, Shiskine, Whiting Bay.

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