Storm Caroline: Power cuts reported across north of Scotland By Kieran Beattie December 7, 2017, 2:16 pm Updated: December 7, 2017, 2:27 pm [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up Hundreds of properties have been left without electricity across the north of Scotland this afternoon as Storm Caroline sweeps across the country. Gusts of up to 90mph have caused power network issues, with power lines being damaged or knocked down. In Aberdeen, a fallen tree has resulted in 168 homes being left without power in the west of the city for around an hour before it was restored by engineers. Similar outages have been reported in Aberdeenshire and Moray, with power loss in Dufftown, Alford, Aboyne and Nairn. Power cuts have also been detected across the Highlands, particularly in Caithness. Engineers are currently attempting to restore power to properties in the Borgue, John O’Groats, Thurso and Loch Loyal areas. Anyone experiencing issues with power cuts is urged to call the SSE on 105. Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close More from the Press and Journal Former Tory ministers back report criticising cuts to rail electrification Storm Arwen: Government review recommends shake-up of resilience groups – and rehearsing door-knocks Storm Arwen response review: Rehearse door-knocking drills to protect vulnerable Beyond the Beeching cuts: Would branch lines revival boost north east communities?