SSE Engineers have restored power supplies to around 17,000 homes in Skye and the Western Isles this morning. Around 10,000 customers – around half in Skye and half in the Western Isles - remain without power.
Engineers continue to work on the fault and are also using back-up generation in the Western Isles to restore customers’ supplies as quickly as possible. We hope to restore supplies to all customers by 1pm.
Continued lightning across the Western Isles and north west of Scotland through the day means that further faults are likely. We aim to restore all supplies as quickly as possible when faults occur.
We like to thanks all customers who have been without electricity this morning for their patience and understanding.