A planned switch-off will see 1,040 homes in Point without power tomorrow morning (Tuesday October 15th) as maintenance and upgrade work is completed on the electricity network.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have notified all affected households that the power will be off between 9am and 1pm tomorrow, while the work is carried out.

In Garrabost a transformer is being upgraded and there’ll be some additional maintenance work between Garrabost and Claypark.

Meanwhile the site for positioning an emergency generator on the road towards Tiumpan Head lighthouse is also to be extended to accommodate the new, larger generators used in case of a major power outage.

A spokesman for SSEN said: “While the work is being done customers will be without power for the shortest time necessary. The safety of our customers and staff is at the heart of what we do and would like to apologise for the inconvenience this causes.”