Storm Arwen: Friday before all power restored in north east Scotland

People in the north-east of Scotland could be without power until Friday, energy company SSEN has warned.

It means some homes in the region will have been without electricity for seven days following Storm Arwen.

SSEN said there were about 4,100 properties – mainly in Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Angus and Moray – still to be reconnected. It hopes to restore energy supplies within the next three days.

The company described the storm damage as a “once in a generation event”.

SSEN has recorded 1,000 points of damage in the north east. The previous high from a single weather event was 150.

It said power had now been restored to over 120,000 customers, with the majority of villages impacted now back on supply.

In the south of Scotland, Scottish Power Energy Networks estimated 1,000 properties in the Borders had spent another night without power.

Scottish Water said supplies had been restored to rural communities in Aberdeenshire and Perthshire, with teams on standby for issues still affecting “pockets of customers”.