A north-east MP is hosting a series of public forums on rural broadband throughout this summer.
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie will provide residents with the opportunity to discuss problems they have with coverage and access.
The Scottish Conservative politician said that poor connections to homes and businesses remain one of the most common issues raised by constituents.
Mr Bowie said: “West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine is near the bottom of UK constituencies for speed.
“That is simply not acceptable and I will continue to do all I can to improve coverage in this area. Rural parts of the constituency in particular cannot afford to be left behind.”
The events will take place at Aboyne Academy on August 2, Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk on August 3, Public Hall, Alford on August 14 and the Garlogie Inn, Garlogie, on August 15.
All events start at 7.30pm and are open to all.
Mr Bowie added: “These public forum events in August will provide a platform for discussion that I hope will lead to improvements.”