A power cut is currently affecting homes in the Mauchline area.

Scottish Power have said they had no advanced warning of the electricity outage and were only made aware of the problem, which is affecting homes in the KA5 postcode area, at 2.48pm today, January 12.

The energy company have said they will attempt to reset the network remotely and try restore power in stages.

Power should be restored by 5pm, they added.

It is not known what has caused the power cut at this stage but once an engineer is on site and can assess the situation, an update will be given.