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Aberdeenshire resident gets access to 4G for the first time

Saturday, 03 December 2022

The Scottish Government’s Scottish 4G Infill Programme (S4GI) is a £28.75 million initiative delivering 4G infrastructure and services in up to 55 mobile “notspots” in rural and remote parts of Scotland. S4GI is being delivered in partnership with WHP Telecoms Ltd. and the Scottish Futures Trust, and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support activity in the Highlands and Islands.

The 28th mast in the programme went live in Bogton, Turriff (Aberdeenshire), marking the halfway point in the programme.

This new mast has allowed local businesses and residents to enjoy the benefits of much improved phone signals and broadband services. We caught up with local resident and business owner Rob Tanner on how this new mast has improved his work and home life:

I run a farrier business near Bogton Turriff, as well as an online table tennis coaching business. Having a reliable service with hugely improved coverage has been a massive help to my business, especially my online coaching business. I am delighted with the new service, as previously I was unable to download videos and use Zoom for coaching sessions. 

“Being able to post videos and carry out coaching sessions without any problems is fantastic. This new mast has made such a positive impact not only on my business but for my personal life as well.

“I can now download a TV programme in seconds instead of hours which is amazing. Also, I am truly grateful that emergency services now have better communication."

This case study is an example of the huge benefits the #S4GI programme is bringing to local communities. Find out more here: Scottish 4G infill programme: progress update - (