An MSP has said she is ‘delighted’ that the Scottish government will work to increase and improve mobile coverage in rural Scotland – in spite of it being reserved to Westminster.
South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine – a seasoned campaigner for better connectivity in the region - has welcomed these commitments.
Newly appointed Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing made the announcement this week. He said the Scottish Government will do everything it can to improve digital connectivity across the country despite the UK Government holding responsibility.
“I’m absolutely delighted that the Scottish Government has made this commitment.
“The Scottish government’s plan will ensure that people in remote rural areas across Dumfries and Galloway benefit from better mobile coverage.
“I am often approached by constituents who live in total black spots. Despite the fact the region has been represented by David Mundell MP for over a decade – who is now a member of the Tory government –very little progress has been made.”