Scottish Power engineers are battling to re-connect homes in Dumfries and Galloway who have been without electicity since Friday morning.
Local authorities are keeping community centres open to provide hot meals to those still cut off, but many farmers are still being hit badly by the cold weather.
Sheep farmer Willie Evans has been badly affected:
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