Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Broadband issues in East Nairnshire - Big noise coming down the line soon?

Much discussion tonight in the Old Schoolhouse up at Glenferness where local community council members were articulating their fears that they are to miss out on an upgrade to broadband. Michael Green was the only Highland Councillor present and he made a suggestion or two - echoes here of the comments by Margeret Davidson at the Nairnshire Committee recently - more here if anyone missed the Gurn article. 

The East Nairnshire CC folk look ready to go on the broadband warpath and were urged by one of their members to make "a big noise". 

Good news from Michael Green though he informed the meeting that the Achnagour bus stop turning point is set to finally become a reality. He told the Gurn that he was delighted that after three years of chasing the issue up it was finally becoming a reality. 

A pretty active meeting tonight up the road and Michael Green was again telling another of Nairnshire's CCs that he wishes to see Community Council representation on the new Community Powerships that the Council has to set up as Scottish Government localism policy becomes law. 

In the Gurn article we quoted the Leader of Highland Council Margaret Davidson speaking at the recent meeting of Highland Council. She like, Lesley Riddoch, writing in a National article we also referred to, was also critical of the Scottish Goverment's superfast broadband role. Fergus Ewing has since then responded to the Lesley Riddoch article, in a article that is entitled "Minister hits back at digital plan critics" which is available on the National site here. 

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