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Unst power failure

SCOTTISH Hydro have apologised after an attempt to restore power cut to less than 30 homes on the island of Unst led to more than 500 properties losing power on Friday morning.

The power went off to the 28 households in the Voesgarth Crescent area of Baltasound around 7.10am due to a fault with a fuse at the local substation.

However when an engineer replaced the fuse, it caused a further 544 customers on the island to lose power.

A spokesman for Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution apologised for the power failure.

“Our engineer is currently working to restore the supplies in the Voesgarth Crescent area and we would like to assure our customers that we are doing everything we can to get their power back on as safely and as quickly as possible.”