Huddle round the router (Andy Holt)
Congratulations are in order to Tavish Scott for speaking up for those of us in the more remote areas of Shetland who suffer the appalling internet connection service provided by BT.
We pay up to £50 per month for something approaching the old dial-up, when the signal has not disappeared entirely.
A recent (compulsory) upgrade left us with a worse service with connectivity reduced to two rooms in the house. Mostly we huddle round the router like a wartime family round the bakelite wireless set straining to hear the broadcast.
While one can only rejoice at the good fortune of the citizens of Lerwick, those of us on slug rate would like to see a more even-handed approach to provision. Unless, like our council, BT would find it more convenient all round if every last one of us moved to Lerwick and the central belt.