MSP challenges SNP on failure to deliver superfast broadband for islands

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has challenged the SNP Government on its looming failure to meet its own target for delivering broadband to Scotland’s island communities.

In response to a Scottish Government statement on the National Islands Plan today (Tuesday 8th October), Donald Cameron highlighted the disproportionate impact the delays would have in the Highlands and Islands region.

Speaking afterwards, the Scottish Conservative MSP said: “The R100 superfast broadband project has been subject to numerous delays and is a standing rebuke to the SNP’s claims to be delivering for our communities.

“In this day and age, residents and businesses rely on decent broadband: none more so than people living in our island communities. There will be bitter disappointment across the islands at having been so badly let down.

“Nicola Sturgeon’s government needs to get on with the day-job of delivering these vital infrastructure projects.”