Change of focus for Community Broadband Scotland



Following the launch of a Scottish Government procurement for suppliers to deliver superfast broadband to 100% of Scottish premises by 2021, Community Broadband Scotland’s (CBS) role is changing, to become the HIE Digital Communities team.The £600m Scottish Government digital investment incorporates an investment in infrastructure for Scotland’s most remote areas. As a result, the HIE Digital Communities team will refocus on:

  1. delivering community broadband projects already committed.
  2. giving advice to the previously supported operational networks
  3. supporting the Scottish Government on elements of the Reaching 100% (R100) programme.

Relevant information and documents relating to previous CBS activity remain online here. Communities can keep up to date with the latest information on the current fibre broadband roll-out at

Zoe Laird, Head of Communities Infrastructure at HIE said: “We thank all of the communities who have engaged with CBS for their support, hard work and passion over the years. Some fantastic results have been achieved and the R100 programme looks set to have a transformative impact and truly bridge the digital divide.”

For more information please visit our Community Broadband page here.