The second meeting of the Northern Isles Digital Forum in Shetland has been rescheduled for 17 September after the last event was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Brendan Dick, the Director of BT Scotland, will be coming to Lerwick to discuss the severe difficulties with internet services that people across Shetland have experienced in recent months.

The meeting will be held at 12.30 at the Islesburgh Community Centre and will be chaired by Shetland MSP Tavish Scott. For further information please contact the Lerwick constituency office on 01595 690044.

 Mr Dick will be accompanied at the meeting by local BT engineers.

 Commenting, Mr Carmichael said:

 ‘The fact that we were forced to cancel the last meeting of the digital forum was unfortunate but unavoidable. I am pleased that BT have managed to find another slot to travel north so soon after the last meeting was due to take place.

 ‘Digital services are a real lifeline in communities in places like Shetland but the quality of connection available in some areas is lacking. Whether we are talking overall speed or consistency of service, it is clear that there is substantial room for improvement and I hope that this is something we will get a chance to discuss fully at the second meeting of the Digital Forum.’