Engineers probe power cuts in west end of Edinburgh

Engineers are investigating after a large number of customers were affected by power cuts in Edinburgh.

Problems were experienced in localised sections of the west end.

Customers were left without electricity for up to 25 minutes, according to Scottish Power.

The power cuts happened midway through the morning and affected numerous "pockets" of properties in several areas, a spokeswoman for the company said.

Some consumers were only affected for a few seconds but the company said some were without power for 25 minutes before they were reconnected after supplies were re-routed.

Engineers are investigating the problem but one theory is that a defective feed from a sub-station may be responsible.

The spokeswoman said: "Scottish Power apologies for any inconvenience which has been caused."

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