School of Informatics

Internet Access brought to Remote Parts of Scotland

Experts at the School of Informatics and the University of the Highlands and Islands have worked together to develop a high-speed internet network to serve Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna and other remote areas of Scotland.

The technology makes use of a low-cost network of relays that connect to the internet at the Gaelic college on Skye.

I am delighted to see our scheme bringing the benefits of the web to these remote communities.I hope that, with further support, our system can be implemented in more places like these.

Professor Peter BunemanSchool of Informatics

The scheme is backed by the Scottish government's Community Broadband Scotland initiative.