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Energy / Hundreds of homes lose power

HUNDREDS of homes lost electricity this morning (Monday) as a result of faulty power equipment.

The power cut was first reported in 11.51am in areas such as Vidlin and Whalsay, with 668 customers initially affected.

A Scottish and Southern Networks (SSEN) spokesperson said around 3pm that 22 customers still had no power, with supply expected to be back on by 6.30pm.

SSEN said it wished to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the fault, and its spokesperson thanked the local community for their patience as teams work to restore supplies.