Internet service is among islanders’ concerns

Kintyre and Isles councillor Alastair Redman on Gigha to hear any concerns.

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Gigha residents have been raising concerns over broadband service and mobile phone coverage on the island.

Councillor Alastair Redman said constituents at his latest surgery flagged up  the need for quality broadband, with housing, job prospects and mobile phone coverage also coming up for discussion.

‘With residents on the islands paying the same as urban areas for a sub-standard internet service, it’s no wonder that they feel they are getting a raw deal,’ he said.

Tradesmen and local businesses also pressed for extra and later ferry sailings to and from the island, made all the more prevalent with the expansion of  Gigha fish farm.

‘We as a council must become much more entrepreneur and business friendly, along with fit-for-purpose roads and infrastructure to match the island’s economic growth,’ said Councillor Redman.