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COMMUNITY COUNCIL COLLECTS COMPUTER 6 November 03
Thurso Community Councils recently collected a free computer system from The Highland Council.
A large number of voluntary and community organisations throughout Highland are benefiting from a scheme operated by The Highland Council and their information technology partner, Fujitsu

The scheme involves organisations receiving free computers, which are surplus to the Councilís requirements. The computers have become surplus as the result of the Councilís programme of updating their Information and Technology capability.


Councillor David Alston, Chairman of The Highland Councilís Renewing Democracy & Community Planning Select Committee
presents a free computer to
Jean Lipa, Thurso Community Council.

More than 900 recycled computers have been donated by Fujitsu, via the Mobius Project.
The Council and Fujitsu have teamed up with the Mobius Project, a computer recycling group based in Golspie, Sutherland. Mobius is a non-profit making charity with environmental aims to reduce waste by refurbishing and recycling redundant computer equipment donated by individuals and organisations.

Councillor David Alston, Chairman of The Highland Councilís Renewing Democracy & Community Planning Select Committee said: "Opportunities are increasing week by week for Community Councils and other community groups to access information from and communicate with The Highland Council, the Scottish Executive and many other bodies. These 900 computers will not only help with the day to day administration of community groups Ė they have the potential to help keep communities on-line, in touch and in control."

All computers provided through the Council, Mobius and Fujitsu partnership have modems, are internet ready, and are loaded with basic software. They are of a reasonable specification, and have been safety checked and tried and tested prior to despatch.