Scotland

Electricity restored after storms hit Scotland

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Image caption Engineers have been battling to reconnect the final pockets of homes without power

Scottish Power said on Saturday afternoon that all customers had been re-connected after Tuesday's storms.

In the north of Scotland, Scottish Hydro had completed all the work to restore supplies to its customers by Saturday morning.

Scottish Power had 850 engineers working to repair storm damage on Friday, the most it has ever deployed.

At the peak of the storm, the worst for a decade, about 160,000 households were left without power.

Customers who are without power continuously for 48 hours following a storm are entitled to compensation under the energy regulator Ofgem's guidelines.

Gusts of 102mph were recorded at Blackford Hill in Edinburgh on Tuesday, with winds reaching 97mph in Bishopton and 91mph on Islay.

A BBC1 Scotland programme, Storm Force, is being shown on Sunday at 17:35. It will be looking back at the week's bad weather and the help people affected can expect.

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