ALL POWER SUPPLIES REPORTED RESTORED AT 15.45

A full-scale power-cut is believed to have hit the Western Isles about 2pm this afternoon.

Scottish and Southern Supply Networks report the entire Islands are affected at present.

Reports of lost supply were flooding into the power company's control centre a few minutes ago.

The company has special engineers in place across the network to cope with the impact of the storm.

At this time, the exact cause of the breakdown is not known.

(This report is being produced via our office battery back-up and mobile based emergency upload!)