Over 500 households in Stornoway town centre were without power from 2.30pm this afternoon (Sunday 12 April) after a fault on the high voltage network cut supplies to the town.

There was a momentary power-loss over a wider area. 

The outage affected properties around the Matheson Road, Robertson Road and Plantation Road area of Stornoway.

Engineers were quickly on site with power restored to all properties by 4.30pm today.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Network apologised to all affected customers for the inconvenience.