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Weekend power cuts

| Written by Chris Cope

OVER one thousand households across Shetland were without power for a period of time over the weekend as poor weather continued to affect electricity supplies.

Over 400 customers in Scalloway and the surrounding areas lost supply on Saturday evening as heavy snow fell, while nearly 500 customers in Vidlin and Brae briefly had a cut later at night.

The full list of power cuts over the weekend is as follows:

Saturday 9 December

  • Walls – 272 customers off supply at 05:28 with power restored by 07:08
  • Whalsay – 13 customers off supply at 12:50 with power restored by 13:25
  • Brough – 16 customers off supply at 14:22 with power restored by 14:50
  • North Stow – 28 customers off supply at 15:03 with power restored by 15:53
  • Scalloway – 415 customers off supply at 19:03 with power restored by 22:23
  • Sullom – 84 customers off supply at 19:49 with power restored by 21:18
  • Vardasta – 95 customers off supply at 22:25 with power restored by 23:35
  • Vidlin – 252 customers off supply at 22:39 with power restored by 22:49
  • Brae - 246 customers off supply at 22:41 with power restored by 22:51

Sunday 10 December

  • Girsta – 25 customers off supply at 10:06 with power restored by 11:21
  • Quarff – 41 customers off supply at 14:37 with power restored by 15:08

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