Broadband showcase for users in Stewartry

Having already been announced earlier this year, parts of the Stewartry were included in the earlist roll-out of the superfast broadband scheme outside the Highland and Islands.

And now two open events have been planned to give residents and business owners a taste of what they will receive from the new high-speed technology, due to go live between July and December.

Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas will next week play hist to the BT mobile fibre showcase via a mobile unit giving demonstrations on the benefits fibre broadband.

Representatives from BT, Scottish Government, Castle Douglas IT centre and the council will be on-hand.

The events are Thursday July 24, Harbour Square, Kirkcudbright between 11.30am and 6pm and then on Friday July 25 at The Market Hill car park, Castle Douglas between 10am and 2pm.