Scottish Borders Tech Advances
The Borders is set becoming the most technologically advanced rural area in Europe.
13:46 21 October 2020
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is making a significant progress in digitally connecting Borders community as it strives to become the most technologically advanced rural area in Europe. It has recently extended its deal with CGI, a Canadian-based IT firm, to bring innovative solutions to its residents.
Lindsay McGranaghan, CGI’s vice president and unit leader for Scotland, said: “With the support of CGI, the Scottish Borders has already made significant progress in becoming the most technologically advanced rural area in the UK and also Europe.
“Together our vision will enhance the council’s relationship with its citizens, bringing cutting edge digital solutions to provide real benefits to citizens and meet the demands of 21st century living.”
SBC leader Shona Haslam said: “Scottish Borders Council is delighted to extend CGI’s contract until 2040.
“This extension shows the trust we have in CGI as a valuable strategic partner, sharing our long-term commitment to providing cutting-edge digital solutions to improve our public services, benefitting the council, our community planning partners and our citizens.”