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Power cut hot food and drink support set up in Strathglass amid ongoing Storm Isha impact

By Philip Murray

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Thousands of homes and businesses remained without power on Monday afternoon.
Thousands of homes and businesses remained without power on Monday afternoon.

A support unit serving hot food and drink has been set up in Cannich to help those still affected by Storm Isha power cuts.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has confirmed that the "welfare location" has been set up near Cannich Stores in Cannich and will be serving people from 4pm.

The food and drink comes as thousands of Scottish homes remained without power on Monday afternoon following extreme gales in the north on Sunday night.

At the time of the last update, shortly before lunchtime, SSEN revealed that nearly 9000 homes and businesses still remained without power. Almost 23,000 other properties had been reconnected.

SSEN'S Powertrack website, which maps power outages, was still showing 35 separate power cuts in Highland communities at 4.50pm, a number of which were still waiting on engineers to begin work to reconnect them due to the scale of the storm's impact.

One of those areas still waiting on an engineer was Strathglass.

"We have vans set up providing hot food and drinks to customers without power,W" said an SSEN spokesperson. "If you are in the area, head on down for some food and a hot drink on us.

"All welfare locations opening times will vary. Please check local travel and safety advice before visiting one of the welfare vans.

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