Could you be going faster online? #CheckandOrder

More than 150 towns and villages across the Highlands and Islands can now access fibre optic broadband, thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project.

You can check here what's available to you. If you can get it you need to order it from your Internet Service Provider. Fibre based broadband is entirely separate from current ‘ADSL’ services, so you won’t just be automatically upgraded.

Progress in your area - Online Checker

Enter your telephone number or postcode in our interactive map. See the additional map below if you want to see whwre we are working.

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Roll-out into 2017

In this phase of our ambitious plan we aim to deliver access to fibre based services to 84% of premises in the Highlands and Islands by the end of 2016.

You can see the technology we are using to do this in our How do I get it? section. As part of the project we have an innovation fund which will help us look at how new technology coming through will help us extend the coverage.

The project is designed to bring better broadband to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible within the available budget. It has been modelled to reach as deep into the area as possble, and is bringing fibre optic cabling to areas where it has not been installed before.

We won't be able to reach everyone in this current contract.  However, given only 4% had access to fibre at the start of 2013 so it is a massive step in the right direction.

There are areas we won't reach at all.  In areas where there is coverage, service and speed will depend on whether you are connected to the technology and your distance from it.  If you are linked to the network (usually through a cabinet) as a general rule of thumb if you are within 1 km you will see superfast speeds, and at 2km you may get some increase but any speed benefit drops off very quickly after that.

Not everyone will see an improvement at this stage - although this may change as technology improves.











Argyll and the Islands

Argyll and the Islands


Appin
Announced
Ardentinny
In progress
Aros
Announced
Balvicar
Live
Barbreck
Announced
Bowmore
Announced
Brodick
Live
Campbeltown
Live
Carradale
Live
Clachan
In progress
Coll
Announced
Corrie
Live
Connel
Live
Craignure
Live
Dalmally
Live
Dervaig
Announced
Dunoon
Live
Ford
In progress
Furnace
In progress
Innellan
Live
Inveraray
Live
Jura
Announced
Kilchattan Bay
In progress
Kilfinan
Announced
Kilmartin
Announced
Kilmelford
Live
Kilmore
Announced
Kilmun
Live
Lamlash
Live
Ledaig (Benderloch)
Live
Lochgoilhead
Announced
Lochgilphead
Live
Lochranza
Live
Machrihanish
Live
Millport
Live
Oban
Live
Port Askaig
Announced
Portnahaven
Announced
Pirnmill
Announced
Port Charlotte
In progress
Port Ellen
Announced
Rothesay
Live
Scarinish
In progress
Shiskine
Live
Sliddery
Announced
Strachur
Live
Tarbert
Live
Taynuilt
Live
Tayvallich
Announced
Tighnabruaich
Live
Tobermory
Live
Toward
Live
Whiting Bay
Live
Caithness and Sutherland

Caithness and Sutherland


Ardgay
Live
Barrock
In progress
Bettyhill
Live
Brora
Live
Castletown
Live
Dornoch
Live
Dunbeath
In progress
Durness
Announced
Embo
Live
Golspie
Live
Halkirk
Live
Helmsdale
live
Invershin
Announced
John O'Groats
Announced
Keiss
Live
Lairg
In progress
Lybster
Live
Melvich
In progress
Reay
Live
Rogart
Live
Scourie
Announced
Thrumster
Live
Thurso
Live
Tongue
Announced
Watten
Live
Wick
Live
Inner Moray Firth

Inner Moray Firth


Alness
Live
Ardersier
Live
Aviemore
Live
Avoch (Fortrose)
Live
Beauly
Live
Boat of Garten
Live
Cannich
Live
Carrbridge
Live
Cawdor
Live
Cromarty
Live
Croy
Live
Culbokie
Live
Dingwall
Live
Dochgarroch
In progress
Dores
Live
Drumchardine
Live
Drumnadrochit
Live
Dulnain Bridge
In progress
Edderton
Live
Evanton
Live
Fearn
Live
Fort Augustus
Live
Fortrose
Live
Foyers
In progress
Glenmoriston
In progress
Glenurquhart
In progress
Grantown On Spey
Live
Invergordon
Live
Inverness Culloden
Live
Inverness Macdhui
Live
Kessock
Live
Kildary
Live
Kiltarlity
Live
Kincraig
Live
Kingussie
Live
Milton of Leys (Daviot)
Live
Muir of Ord
Live
Munlochy
Live
Nairn
Live
Nethy Bridge
Live
Newtonmore
Live
Portmahomack
Live
Rosemarkie (Fortrose)
Live
Strathpeffer
Live
Tain
Live
Tomatin
Live
Urray
Live
Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross

Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross


Ardgour
In progress
Ardvaser
Announced
Arisaig
Announced
Ballachulish
Live
Broadford
Announced
Corpach
Live
Dunvegan
Announced
Duror
In progress
Edinbane
Announced
Fort William
Live
Gairloch
Announced
Garve
Announced
Invergarry
Live
Isle Ornsay
Announced
Kilchoan
Announced
Kinlochewe
Announced
Kinlochleven
Live
Kishorn
Announced
Kyle
Live
Lochcarron
Live
Mallaig Morar
Live
Onich
Live
Plockton
Live
Poolewe
Announced
Portree
Live
Raasay
Announced
Salen
Live
Shieldaig
Announced
Spean Bridge
Live
Strontian
Live
Uig (Skye)
Live
Ullapool
In progress
Moray

Moray


Aberlour
Live
Alves
Live
Brodie
Live
Buckie
Live
Carron
Live
Clochan
Live
Cullen
Live
Dallas
In progress
Dufftown
Live
Elgin
Live
Findhorn and Kinloss
Live
Fochabers
Live
Forres
Live
Glenlivet
Announced
Hopeman
Live
Keith
Live
Lhanbryde
Live
Longmorn
Live
Lossiemouth
Live
Rothes
Live
Rothiemay
Live
Speybay
Live
Tomintoul
Live
Orkney

Orkney


Birsay
In progress
Burray
Live
Deerness
Live
Evie
Live
Finstown
Live
Harray
Live
Holm
Live
Kirkwall
Live
Orphir
Live
Sandwick (Orkney)
In progress
St Margaret's Hope
Live
Stromness
Live
Tankerness
Announced
Westray
In progress
Outer Hebrides / Innse Gall

Outer Hebrides / Innse Gall


Back
Live
Balallan
In progress
Barvas
Live
Benbecula
Announced
Berneray
In progress
Borve
In progress
Callanish
Live
Carloway
Live
Castlebay
Announced
Crossbost
Live
Eriskay
Announced
Garrabost
Live
Harris
In progress
Leverburgh
Live
Lochmaddy
In progress
North Tolsta
Live
Northbay
Announced
Port O'Ness
In progress
Scalpay
In progress
Shawbost
Live
Stornoway
Live
Shetland

Shetland


Brae
In progress
Bressay
Live
Gott
In progress
Hamnavoe
Live
Hillswick
In progress
Lerwick
Live
Quarff (Cunningsburgh)
Live
Sandwick (Shetland)
Live
Scalloway
Live
Skellister
In progress
Sullom Voe
Live
Sumburgh
Live
Symbister
Announced
Vidlin
In progress
Voe
Live
Walls
In progress
Weisdale
Live

Region wide overview

Region wide overview

For a region wide overview see the map of exchange areas where the project will be working during the three years of the project. We won't reach everyone in these areas - but we will bring coverage to as many rural towns and villages as we can.

Download map PDF

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Community Broadband Scotland
The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme's aim is to bring next generation broadband to 95% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2017. To help those communities unlikely to be reached, the Scottish Government has created Community Broadband Scotland (CBS). CBS has the primary aim of helping people get connected to better broadband in a way which gives them, as far as possible, equality with those in more urban or connected areas.

Community Broadband Scotland
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