Investigation begins after four Orkney islands have power restored

Workman repairing power line.
Repairs: Mobile generators were brought in.STV

Power has been restored to homes hit by a blackout on a number of islands.

The last properties were reconnected shortly after midnight on the Orkney islands, according to energy providers Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).

Power had been lost to about 950 customers on North Ronaldsay, Eday, Shapinsay, Stronsay and Sanday from around 4.30pm on Friday.

Most households were reconnected by about 11.30pm yesterday while engineers connected the remainder with mobile generation.

The Orkney local emergency group met and to ensure any vulnerable people affected by the power outage got the assistance they need.

A spokesman for SSE said the cause is being investigated.

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