A nationwide project to bring faster fibre broadband to homes across Scotland has arrived in an Aberdeenshire village.
Newmachar residents will now be able to benefit from the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout.
Other north-east communities which have access to the new network include New Deer, Portlethen, Balmedie, Fraserburgh, Rosehearty and Peterhead.
East Garioch councillor Dominic Lonchay said better internet connections can make a huge difference for both business and leisure, with more opportunities for residents to access services like high-quality video streaming.
He said: “Fast, reliable broadband connectivity is vital for our people to work, learn, play and thrive.
“That applies to residents and premises in rural areas every bit as much as much as it does to those in our larger towns.
“Large numbers of homes and businesses can now upgrade via the DSSB programme, providing access to faster connections speeds that are crucial for growing our rural economy and enhancing the lives and lifestyles of our residents.”
To find out if you are able to connect to the service, visit www.scotlandsuperfast.com.