Power cut hits businesses and homes in Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg and surrounding areas

A power cut hit 'several hundred' homes and businesses in Midlothian earlier today.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 1:16 pm
A power cut is currently affecting homes and businesses in Midlothian. PIC: Google

Midlothian Council put a message out on Twitter at 12.15pm to inform residents that there was a power outage in Dalkeith.

They then updated the message to say that Bonnyrigg and the surrounding areas were also affected.

A Scottish Power spokeswoman said there was a fault at a local power station just before noon - but power was restored to all properties by 2pm.

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The spokeswoman said "several hundred" properties were affected but many of these may have just been lights flickering as opposed to a full power outage.

Dalkeith Country Park was one of the businesses to confirm on Twitter that a power outage had hit.