A north-east MSP has welcomed a significant increase in the number of households with access to superfast broadband.
More than 83% of homes in Aberdeenshire now have access to the technology – compared to less than 17% in 2016.
The Scottish Government has committed to an investment of around £600 million in making superfast broadband accessible to more people.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin said: “These latest figures show a huge improvement compared with previously.
“It is so important homes are connected to superfast broadband – especially when the demand has increased due to home working.
“It’s also been important to keep families and loved ones connected too.
“The Scottish Government has made a commitment to invest £600 million in the R100 programme which will ensure superfast broadband speeds reach every corner of Aberdeenshire and Scotland.”