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Problem Solve with HCS on Facebook - 07 OCt 2012
So, with this in mind, we thought it would be a great idea to share our knowledge and create a platform on facebook where we can all share our various Computer problems in Software, Hardware and Website Design etc and help each other problem solve and discuss any other aspects of IT - hope to see you there!
Server Downtime Problems 27th Jan 2012
There have been some problems with our servers and this has made our pages either erratic to download, slow to load or not view at all. We have been assured by our Web Hosts that the problem will be fixed by the 5th of October as a new server is being installed. Our apologies to all our visitors to our and clients for this inconvenience.

John Duncan HCS

Huntly Computer Services Launch new website 28th Feb 2011
Long overdue as it has been, we have finally managed to launch our new website. The new site, will offer more functionality, easier navigation, more information, products and services.

In the long term it is hoped to further add a forum, more in the way of online shopping and further additions to our software download centre.

An expanded service in web marketing and site optimisation to all our customers, not just those have previously used our web services is now on offer due to our huge success in web marketing in the past and is without doubt becoming one of our specialist fields. - No use having a website no matter how good it looks if no one can find it!

Grants end  in Grampian for ADSL and Satellite Broadband on 14/2/04

Grant money ends on the 14th February for Grampian businesses who wish to install ADSL or Satellite Broadband. To know if your Business meets the criteria to obtain the grant you should contact Mark Grant at the Huntly Broadband Centre before this date.

Huntly Broadband Centre
Huntly Business Centre
AB54 8FG
01466 795308

Mark Grant


DSL and Satellite Broadband Scotland

With the price of ADSL (broadband) becoming more cost affective it is important to log your interest with British Telecom for your community. Home users and businesses that are interested in the possibility taking up ADSL should register their interest now to help meet the criteria of BT for enablement of their local exchange. 

To see if your exchange is enabled and how many people have registered so far please go to the BT Broadband Availability and Registration Page. 

To check the ‘Trigger Level’ required by BT for enablement of your exchange) please check out

Please note: If your town or area is not listed, this means it has not yet been given a ‘Trigger Level’ by BT as yet. They will however set one, when enough people have registered their interest for that particular exchange.

Satellite Broadband Scotland

For information on Satellite Broadband costs and suppliers in Scotland please follow the links below.

Abel Cairn Systems 
Aramiska DSL Telecom Ltd 
Boston Networks Ltd  Broadband Providers UK

Scottish Enterprise 

Scottish Enterprise has an excellent site on Broadband and is a worthwhile visit for more in-depth information on ADSL, Satellite Broadband, Midband and ISDN. They also list various ADSL/Satellite Broadband Demonstration Centres Throughout Scotland, which are accompanied by Seminars and workshops.

In particular Huntly Computer Services is pleased to see that the Business Centre in Gordon Street, Huntly will be hosting the Satellite Broadband Demonstration Centre for Aberdeenshire which, is Now Open. Scottish Enterprise Grampian and UK Online Business will be running the Centre.

For further details on Broadband and the Demonstration Centres please visit Scottish Enterprise Broadband Website.


Information Centre 22 Nov. 2005  update

Huntly Computers new online Technology Resource Information Centre now contains literally 100's of articles by various authors and will  give our customers and visitors to our website the ability to look through various computer related articles and workshops on PC sales, PC repairs, Computer Upgrades, problem solving, the internet, website development and Design, eCommerce and web optimisation, business solutions, web marketing and finance, legal and a host of other relevant information that you may find useful.

We hope this will help our clients and visitors to our web site whether, Home user or Business with advice and give an insight into other issues that may be of interest to you. If you think that the Technology Resource Information Pages would aid your visitors please feel free to link to Technology Information Resources, Business & Home Information.

Huntly Computer Services enters the World of Mobile Communications 16/7/05

Due to popular demand, HCS are now in a position to offer a wide and varied range of New and Reconditioned laptops and PDA's. 

As well as the dial-up access on their Laptop or PDA an increasing percentage of our clients are now using GMS and GPRS which, allows them increased versatility to browse the internet or pick up their email via a mobile network.

For this reason HCS have expanded their range of products and services to provide laptops and PDA's in order to give our customers the added versatility they may require for their Business or home use. Please Contact us for further details of our Laptop services.


"Foggie" reaches BT's Broadband Trigger Level 18/02/04

Due to a few community spirited people such as Bob Peden, Michael Crammer and Michael Stout, Aberchirder has managed to exceeded the BT trigger level of 200 to have the exchange enabled for broadband. They hope this will inspire other villages throughout Aberdeenshire and the North East of Scotland to follow suit. For more information. >>


The New Anti-Spam Laws report January the 2nd 2004

New Anti-Spam Laws have now been introduced the from the 11th December 2003 in the UK, and from the 1st January 2004 in the US, Other  European Countries to follow shortly. Read the report and laws on Antispam and how it will affect you. Will it make a difference? Click below to read the report:

The UK Anti-Spam Law
The US Anti-Spam Law
Learn Direct Scotland October 8th 2003

John Duncan of Sketraw, KCN, FSA Scot. (HCS) 

Fraserburgh hosted the recent Learn Direct Scotland event on the 8th October at the Lighthouse Museum along with Enterprise North East Trust. John Duncan (above) from Huntly Computer Services was presenting the advice and support in Website Development, e-Marketing, e-Commerce and General ICT help that the UK Online for Business team offer throughout Aberdeenshire.


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