Power cut hits Ullapool, Lochinver and Lairg
A power cut has affected about 2,500 properties in the north west Highlands.
SSE said Ullapool, Lochinver and Lairg were among the places affected.
The electricity supply went off at about 13:45. It was restored but then failed again. It is understood the O2 telephone network is also down.
Engineers hoped to have power restored later in the evening. SSE said generators were being sent to the affected areas.