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Free Wi-Fi will be available at 25 of Scotland's largest railway stations by the middle of 2014.

This move is the continuation of the Scottish government's plans to ensure the entire rail network is connected by 2019.

A quarter of a million pounds has been provided for the development, which will include the likes of Aberdeen station, Edinburgh Park and Glasgow Central. 

This means Glasgow's stations will be connected in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, while Gleneagles will also be online in readiness for next year's Ryder Cup golf tournament. 

"In 2014, the eyes of the world will be on Scotland and we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase what we have to offer as a modern country," commented transport minister Keith Brown.

Wi-Fi networks are set to become a common feature at UK train stations in the coming years and have already been introduced to the majority of overground stations in London.

Posted by Mark Wynn