Power network maintenance through the day today (Thursday August 16th) means there is no power on the west side of Harris between Horgabost and Borve.

SSE said 22 properties, including holiday properties and other businesses, would be affected today, as power was switched off at 9.30am.

The planned outage allows engineers to put up a pole-mounted circuit-breaker at Horgabost campsite – an automated telecontrol device on the main network.

They’ll also take the opportunity to carry out other essential maintenance tasks.

An SSE spokesman said that the properties affected had been notified and would have power restored by 4.30pm.