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Volunteers check on those still without power

Thousands of people in rural communities face a fourth day without power as engineers continue to battle against wintry conditions to reconnect homes.

A list of addresses in Campbeltown, Scotland is checked as communities face a fourth day without power Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The isle of Arran and parts of the south-west mainland of Scotland were particularly badly hit by power cuts on Friday. At the peak of the problems around 18,000 homes were cut off from the grid.