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Festive greetings to all Lochaber Times readers

Rhoda Grant and David Stewart, Labour MSPs for Highlands and Islands

‘WE ARE proud to represent the Highlands and Islands which is no small task given the area is approximately the size of Belgium.

‘Much of this area is rural with scattered communities, which brings different and varying issues, especially in relation to transport links and connectivity.

‘Good broadband and mobile phone signals are essential for every community tackling depopulation. Local businesses need good connectivity to survive, colleges need it to deliver remote learning, health boards need it to deliver a good service and emergency services need it for dealing with all kinds of emergencies.

‘On this one issue alone, we have been working hard for many years and when constituents contact us about this particular issue and the lack of clarity on the next phase of the roll out, we push the Scottish Government for answers in order that communities can decide whether to proceed with their own solutions.

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