Connecting continents …

Visitors from around the world came to the Grantown Show and Abernethy Highland Games – and used free Wi-Fi provided by us, all thanks to customers signing-up to our broadband network.

Our Wi-Fi login enabled us to see their home locations …

North and central America, Australia and across Europe with tourists from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the Ukraine.

Closer to home, visitors from more than a dozen English counties used the network as well as visitors from Scotland’s Central Belt and numerous places across the Highlands and Moray as well as Aberdeenshire, Angus and Perthshire.

We will be sharing key data with the events’ organisers to help them in their 2024 planning. A lovely note from the Grantown Show thanking us – and letting us know that our help with connectivity for their pay gates “worked wonders“.

Both shows pulled in great crowds. We shared content from both – including a number of social posts from Nethy … despite the morning’s rain.

The rain stopped when no fewer than six pipe bands marched onto the games’ ground before the official opening:

  • Aberlour C&D Pipe Band
  • Banff Castle Pipe Band
  • Buckie & District Pipe Band
  • Dufftown & District Pipeband
  • Forres Pipes aand Drums
  • Strathisla Pipe Band

It is always a wonderful spectacle! Congratulations to all the runners, dancers, pipers, drummers and more who competed today – and many thanks to the Games committee for putting on such a great event.

Here’s to next year’s events: the Grantown Show on the second Thursday in August and the Abernethy Highland Games on the second Saturday. Pop then in your diary now!


Thanks for reading!