Additional police patrols have been established in the Balallan area of Lewis due to failure of all landline telephone services.
Northern Constabulary were notified of the service failure this morning by British Telecom.
This also affects Ardvasar, Glendale, Glenshiel, Killilan, and Uig on Skye.
It is estimated that telephone services will be lost for some considerable time.
Additional police patrols have been established in the area along with static response points. Members of the public who require assistance from any of the ‘999’ emergency services should make their way to one of the ‘999’ response points located at:
* Dornie Hall for Killilan and Glenshiel areas.
* Gllendale Hall.
*Junction of the A855 and the A87 at Uig by the old police station.
*Portree Police Station.
* Balallan Primary School.
The public should stay tuned to their radio for further bulletins.