NEARLY 1,500 properties in the south mainland lost power late on Wednesday afternoon after a wooden pole at Brindister caught fire.
A total of 1,451 customers in and around the Sandwick area are said to have lost their supply shortly before 5pm.
A spokesperson for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said all customers were back on by 9.30pm.
Engineers have replaced the damage pole and repaired the power lines, although they are still investigating the cause of the fire.
A spokesperson for SSEN said: “We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by last night’s power cut and we would like to thank our customers for their patience as our engineers worked to safely restore power as quickly as possible.”
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 530 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News