Morning all from a very wet Stornoway. And the Scottish Government is in Stornoway today (is that the reason it's pissing down with rain?). Mr Salmond will do something to do with the harbour development (watch that rock!) and Ms Sturgeon will dig the first sod at a new housing development at Melbost Farm, outside Sandwick.
At 8.40pm, the electricity went out. All the way from Fort William to Lerwick. The reason appears to have been a 'transient fault' between Inverness and Elgin, which spread right across the north of Scotland. Here in Stornoway, it lasted for 50 minutes, after which the local power station kicked in. It's nice to have the candles etc out, but electrical light is preferable.