Scottish Power have apologised after around 100 households in an East Ayrshire village were affected by a power cut last night [November 18].

Around 8pm, power supplies to a large number of residents in Catrine were affected due to an overheard circuit fault in the area.

Engineers attended the site and supplies were restored to "most" customers within 15 minutes, and to others later on in the evening, the company confirmed.

They have since apologised to customers and have assured that works are underway to replace equipment and a pole which were damaged in the incident.

A spokesperson for SP Energy Networks said: “Power supplies to around 100 customers in the Catrine area were affected just before 8pm on Thursday 18 November by an overhead circuit fault.

"Engineers attended immediately and supplies were restored to most customers within 15 minutes, with the rest coming back online later in the evening.

"Repair works to replace the damaged equipment and pole are underway and will be completed as quickly as possible.

"We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank those affected for their cooperation while we carry out these essential works.”