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TV digital switchover clinics for remote communities

10 February 10 03:29 GMT

Clinics on the switch from analogue to digital television signals will be held in some of the remotest communities in mainland Britain.

Digital UK will hold the drop-in sessions on the switchover in Kilchoan, Strontian and Glenuig next week.

The analogue signal to the communities will be turned off from 13 October.

Kilchoan is the most westerly village on mainland Britain, while Glenuig in Lochaber was linked to its first public road in 1966.

Strontian lies at the head of Loch Sunart between the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas.

A ferry used by residents could be suspended for up to four weeks this summer to allow for repairs to a slipway.

People living on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula said the alternative to the local authority-run ferry was a long journey by road.

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