A power cut has affected thousands on the Western Isles and Skye.
Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN), the main energy provider for the region, confirmed the power outage was due to a fault on the transmission network on Tuesday evening.
Engineers worked through the night to restore power to all areas with a target set for 2am.
Around 7,000 people were affected.
Some residents on Skye have been left without power this morning with the latest update from SSEN estimating supply will have been restored by 9am.
Due to ongoing fault investigations, our engineers expect all supplies to be restored by 09:00.
Keep updated on our Power Track app using reference GZ8845 here: https://t.co/Ka3W3ZoLd6
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Last night, a spokesman for SSEN said: “We are working to restore power to customers on Skye and the Uists following a suspected fault on the transmission network, reported at 9.11pm.
“As of 10.45pm, over 7,000 customers have been reconnected through re-routing the network and utilising on-island back up generation.
“Power is being restored to the remaining 5,200 customers in stages and we expect to reconnect all supplies by 2am.
“We would like to thank customers for their patience as we work to restore power.”