be983c4e836190a916c66e6561b880a8efe7bebdHurricane force winds left tens of thousands of Scottish homes without electricity on Saturday with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. Trees were uprooted and train and ferry services disrupted as winds of up to 113 mph (181 km/h) battered the Highlands and islands of Scotland Around 100,000 were left without power at one point, but Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) said they had restored power to 73,000 homes despite difficult conditions. “Our electricity network was battered continuously by hurricane winds for eight hours on Thursday night and during much of Friday,” explained Alan Broadbent, Director of Engineering. More