Community Broadband Scotland

Community Broadband Scotland

Community Broadband Scotland - Projects

Community Broadband Scotland is engaging with remote and rural communities across Scotland.  Our 8 regionally based advisers are supporting communities to explore and develop their own community led broadband solutions.

The CBS Start Up Fund is open to expressions of interest from other communities with limited or no broadband, considered unlikely to benefit from the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll outs. To express an interest in the Start Up Fund, please go to our contact page and fill in the enquiry form.

To find out which exchange areas already have fibre broadband availability, please visit the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband website.

Where and When

Discover the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband map

This interactive map shows at a glance which exchange areas already have some availability of fibre broadband, and where further planned coverage is expected to be available to order.

Within seconds, you can discover the answers to the following questions:

  •     Can I get fibre broadband at my home or business?
  •     If not yet, when?

To find out whether you can get fibre broadband at your own premises yet, just enter your landline phone number or postcode into the Instant Checker.

For further queries relating to the fibre broadband roll out please use the Superfast Broadband enquiry form.

Community Broadband Scotland's partners identified six community projects as pioneers.   These projects represent a diverse range of situations and challenges. Each community has received targeted support from CBS; and the learning from these projects has influenced the development of the support CBS offers. 

More about the six pioneer projects:

  • Ewes Valley (Dumfries and Galloway) - A small rural community not currently able to receive a standard broadband service due to distance from the serving BT exchange.
  • Tomintoul and Glenlivet (Moray) - A remote, inland mountain communities located within the Moray area of the Cairngorm National Park. Includes the highest village (Tomintoul) in the Highlands. Area remote from many services.
  • Elvanfoot (South Lanarkshire) - A community at an advanced stage in their broadband plans (Elvanfoot) and with scope to provide a service to a neighbouring community.  Community has combined with nine other area villages and formed B4GAL - broadband for Glencaple and Lowther.  Potential access to funding from area renewable energy projects.
  • Colonsay (Argyll and Bute) - An island off an island with a low population. Active local group has identified improved broadband provision as a key component for supporting development and retaining population.
  • Corgarff and Glenbuchat (Aberdeenshire) - Small dispersed settlements within glens at the edge of the Cairngorms. Area remote from serving BT exchanges with many residents having to rely on a satellite broadband provision.
  • Applecross (Highland) - A remote coastal community with a low population and heavily dependent on tourism. No users are currently able to receive a standard broadband service in excess of 0.5Mbps.  No standard broadband service possible along the north coast.
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