Hundreds of properties in the Highlands were left without power after a tree damaged overhead power lines.
A total of 617 properties bearing the postcode IV4 were affected by the power outage after a tree fell over causing extensive damage to the overhead power lines in the area.
Dozens of local residents affected by the outage took to social media to raise awareness of the fault, which engineers expected to be resolved no later than 5pm.
Households in villages including Kiltarlity, Tomnacross, Belladrum, Camault Muir and Kilmorack, were left without power for more than an hour following what engineers from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) classed as a “high voltage fault”.
The network received initial reports of the fault at 3.04pm, conveying an engineer to the affected area to swiftly reinstate the power to its paying customers.
Upon arrival, the engineer worked to remove the fallen tree from the line before taking appropriate measures to get the power back up and running.
When contacted by the Press and Journal, a spokesman from Scottish and Southern Electricity Network said: “A high voltage fault occurred at 3.04pm. 617 customers were affected by that which was caused by a fallen tree on the overhead network. Engineers went out to the affected area and removed the tree and fixed the fault by 4.09pm.”