£10m Galloway electricity boost

£10 million pounds is to go to improving the electricity network in Mid Galloway.

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Full Report: Galloway gets a £10 million electricity boost

£10 million will be spent to improve the electricity network in Mid Galloway.

The region was hard hit by the winter weather in 2012 and in March this year.

Scottish Power are now making the network more resistant to storms - and some are saying it's about time.

It comes on the same day the firm announces 8.6% prices rises for their dual fuel customers.

Fiona McIlwraith has more.

Russell Brown MP: Consumers have "had every right to complain"

Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown has welcomed the news that Scottish Power will be investing £10 million into improving the area's electricity network.

"It's going to keep the linesman busy and at the end of the day what is required here is for the customers the power consumers to be happy with the service they've got, up until now, that hasn't been the case and they've had every right to complain, but hopefully we'll get there."

– Russell Brown MP

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Ten million pound boost to Galloway electricity network

Workers check the electricity lines Credit: ITV News

£10 million pounds is to go to improving the electricity network in Mid Galloway.

A pylon in Mid Galloway Credit: ITV News

The region was hard hit by the winter weather in 2012 and in March this year.

The region was hit particularly badly by the winter weather Credit: ITV News

Scottish Power have now announced that they are investing in the network to improve its storm resistance.

The area will have more money invested into the electricity network Credit: ITV News
The Galloway countryside Credit: ITV News
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