Press Release

WHP Telecoms (WHP) is proud to announce that its first Scottish 4G Infill (S4GI) site has gone live. Vodafone is now live at the new 25 metre tower located in New Luce,
Dumfries & Galloway providing much needed connectivity to the local community. A mobile mast in the area has been a part of the New Luce Community Trust’s action plan for many years and WHP along with Scottish Government, Scottish Futures Trust and Vodafone have made the plan a reality.

Ian Birleson and Eamonn Harnett have led the project for WHP and they would personally like to thank everyone involved in this programme including the fantastic S4GI teams at WHP, Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust, to Vodafone, Cornerstone, Openreach, Scottish Power, the landlowner and tenant farmer, and to the New Luce Community Trust who have all supported WHP in making this possible.

Martyn Cheyne (Strategic Development Director, WHP Telecoms) said, “This is a great achievement for everyone involved and another important moment in WHP Telecoms’ growth. Providing connectivity to mobile notspots is transformational but challenging. It takes a truly collaborative approach to succeed. WHP continue to work with Scottish Government and
Scottish Futures Trust to provide connectivity to more than 30 other Scottish notspots in 2020 supported in the main by EE as they continue to improve rural connectivity and develop their Emergency Services Network."