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Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland. / Townsend, Leanne; Wallace, Claire; Fairhurst, Gorry; Anderson, Alistair.

In: Journal of Rural Studies, Vol. 54, 01.08.2017, p. 451-458.

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Townsend, L, Wallace, C, Fairhurst, G & Anderson, A 2017, 'Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 54, pp. 451-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.09.001

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Townsend, L., Wallace, C., Fairhurst, G., & Anderson, A. (2017). Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland. Journal of Rural Studies, 54, 451-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.09.001

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Townsend L, Wallace C, Fairhurst G, Anderson A. Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland. Journal of Rural Studies. 2017 Aug 1;54:451-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.09.001

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Townsend, Leanne ; Wallace, Claire ; Fairhurst, Gorry ; Anderson, Alistair. / Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland. In: Journal of Rural Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 54. pp. 451-458.

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