A fault on the main power network has left customers in Lochs without electricity for much of the day today (Sunday August 25th) with some customers still in the dark this evening.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks said over 450 customers had been affected since 1.40pm in areas including Leurbost, Balallan, Grimshader and Ranish.

The problem was caused by a faulty piece of equipment on the main network.

Many customers have now been reconnected and engineers remain on site.

The remaining supply is expected to be restored by 10pm and customers still without power will be contacted directly if the problem goes on for longer.

If you are without power and are not reconnected by 10pm, you can call 105, quoting fault reference FQ1394.