MSP and councillor hail £1bn investment in mobile coverage

Donald Cameron MSP with Kintyre and the Islands councillor Alastair Redman

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has hailed news that an extra £1bn is to be spent on improving the mobile phone network as fantastic news for his constituents.

The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “I am delighted that the UK Government is backing this deal for a Shared Rural Network with the mobile phone operators.

“This means that £1bn will be spent across the UK, but with rural areas like Argyll and Bute gaining the lion’s share.

“This is fantastic news for local people who have for years been frustrated by poor coverage and provides them with real grounds for hope that things will improve.”

Councillor Alastair Redman (Kintyre and the Islands ward) added: “Poor coverage has long been a challenge for people here trying to run businesses or, indeed, just run their lives.

“Hopefully this announcement will unlock investment and help to sustain and grow the local economy.”