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14/07/14 16:44

Media Briefing - Monday 14 July 2014

The First Minister’s Official Spokesperson (FMOS) welcomed journalists to the briefing and ran through the day's key events:

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today announce an additional £2.5 million funding to support digital connectivity across Scotland’s hard-to-reach communities during a visit to a digital skills class for adults, hosted by Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau. This follows on from the announcement that a Rural Connectivity Commission will be set up following a vote for independence to consider how to improve issues such as mobile and broadband coverage, postal services and transport links for rural communities.

The expert body will consider how to deliver a better deal for our rural communities and businesses, while also ensuring clarity for industry and stability for investors.

The Deputy First Minister will chair a meeting of the Cabinet in Wick this afternoon and later this evening she will be host a public discussion with her Cabinet colleagues in the Wick Assembly Rooms.

The Culture and External Affair’s Minister Fiona Hyslop will visit the reopened Thurso Cinema which has allowed culture to remain accessible to people across the Highlands.

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