HOMES in Limekilns and Aberdour will soon be among thousands more in Fife able to upgrade to full fibre broadband.

Openreach announced plans last week to kit out 300,000 more Scottish homes and businesses with the technology – including around 25,000 in Fife.

Fifteen exchange areas in the Kingdom will be upgraded from what the company says will be a massive nationwide, five-year feat of civil engineering.

Economy Secretary Kate Forbes said: "This is good news for Fife. The roll-out of ultrafast broadband to so many more rural communities is vitally important, especially as we focus on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Continued commercial build is an important part of the Reaching 100% Programme’s aim to provide access to superfast speeds for all premises.

"This focus on rural and hard-to-reach areas is exactly what I want to see."