TRADERS in the West End say they are fearing for their futures after a series of power cuts.
Businesses in Shandwick Place were plunged into darkness during the latest blackout at 9.30am yesterday after a basement sub-station flooded following heavy rain. Around 35 premises were forced to close their doors for two hours before the supply was restored.
Mostafizur Rahman, chef at Kasturi Restaurant, said: “We were just surviving before with all the tram works. Something like this, on top of everything else, means we may not be able to continue trading.”
A ScottishPower spokeswoman said: “The cut was due to flooding of a sub-station but the supply was restored to all affected premises by noon. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”