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10/11/14 12:07

Media Briefing - Monday 10 November 2014

Media Briefing by a Scottish Government Spokesperson - Monday 10 November 2014

The Scottish Government Spokesperson (SGS) welcomed journalists to the briefing and ran through the day's key events:

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today that 150,000 homes and businesses in communities across Scotland, including 30,000 in the Highlands and Islands, can now benefit from fibre broadband thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband partnership. Fibre broadband delivered through the £410 million Digital Scotland rollout is now live in more than 120 locations.

Transport Minister Keith Brown has announced the successful communities which have secured funding to become a cycle friendly and sustainable community. The communities are Neilston, the Black Isle, Dawson and Kingussie.

Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing is launching the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre in Aberdeen.

Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, is in Brussels attending the AgriFish Council.

The SGS then ran through key events for the rest of the week.

The SGS confirmed that Mr Lochhead was in Brussels as part of a UK delegation where he attends Council meetings, however does not directly address Council.