Storm Ali has left thousands of homes in the Scottish Borders without power this morning.
Wind gusts of up to 80mph caused widespread damage to the electricity network across central and southern Scotland. Fallen trees brought down power poles and debris was blown onto lines causing outages across the region.
Around 5000 homes are currently without power in Scotland, with the majority affected in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.
Customers of Scottish Power are being told the issue may not be resolved for another three days due to the significant damage across the region.
Scottish Power customers are advised to call 105 to get updates on power outages in their area, and encourage anyone in need of special assistance to make contact our customer service team.