Power supplies have been restored to most homes in the north of Scotland following the storms which have swept the area, according to Scottish Hydro.
Alan Broadbent, SHEPD director of engineering, said: “Wherever it was safe to do so, our engineers worked through the night to carry out repairs.
“This really has become a fight with the weather – we have the people, the resources, the commitment, but what we really need is a bit of luck for the weather to let us do our job and bring comfort to our customers who had to endure such appalling disruption.
“I would again like to apologise to them for this.”
Call centre staff across Scotland have been providing extra support to its vunerable customers since Friday. SSE aims to have all customers back on power by mid-night.