Projects

  • Arran Connectivity Survey

    This was carried out in September 2015.  Many thanks to all those who contributed, as this helped to build up a picture of the range of connectivity issues currently experienced by individuals and businesses across the island.

  • Hybrid Solutions for Machrie

    Machrie is the only area on Arran which has - so far - been specifically ruled out of fibre broadband rollout.

    Whilst this is extremely disappointing for those residents and businesses in Machrie, this has resulted in an opportunity to employ newer/pioneering technologies and approaches in order to provide the Machrie area with adequate connectivity.  As of July 2016 there has been significant progress...

  • Better connectivity to our emergency services

    Arran's emergency services are provided by a mix of statutory and voluntary services.  We want to work with mobile providers to improve access to mobile connectivity to enable effective callout and resilience-related messages.

    This includes increasing awareness of which mobile signals can be accessed via WiFi and home femtocell options.

  • 4G to Lamlash

    An example of linking community initiative with industry, this project has been facilitated by the Scottish Futures Trust and Vodafone.  We were anticipating that 4G would be delivered to Lamlash around February/March 2016.  Unfortunately this has been held up for reasons outwith our control, and we are waiting for further clarification from the Scottish Futures Trust who are involved in progressing this.

  • 4G to Kilmory

    An example of linking community initiative with industry, this project has been facilitated by the Scottish Futures Trust and Vodafone.  We were anticipating that 4G would be delivered to Kilmory around February/March 2016.  Unfortunately this has been held up for reasons outwith our control, and we are waiting for further clarification from the Scottish Futures Trust who are involved in progressing this.

  • Digital Blacksmith

    We are considering options to develop the role of a 'Digital Blacksmith' on Arran.  Essentially a 'community helpdesk', the aim would be to develop a service and information point to help individuals and businesses realise the opportunities that exist with better connectivity.