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Wishart and Swinney Respond to Storm Aftermath

Published date : 30 November, 2021

Wishart and Swinney Respond to Storm Aftermath

Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, and John Swinney, MSP for Perthshire North, have released statements following power outages and widespread damage caused by Storm Arwen. 


This follows reports that thousands of Perthshire homes have been without power since Friday 26th November. 


Commenting, Mr Wishart said:


"Storm Arwen has proven to be one of the most significant weather events in decades, with thousands of Perthshire homes now in their fourth day without power. I would like to extend my sympathies to those affected by the storm. 


"I also want to express my gratitude to all those involved in recovery efforts. It is reassuring to hear that many households across the country have had power restored over the past 24 hours. However, homes in Minathort, Grange, Braco and Glencarse still remain off supply. 


"I will speak with officials at SSEN today to ensure that everything is being done to return power to these homes as quickly as possible. In the meantime, a support team from SSEN have set up a base at the Dalrulzion Hotel in Glenshee, where they are using 4X4 vehicles to deliver supplies to vulnerable and remote customers."


Also commenting,  Mr Swinney said: 


“The impact of Storm Arwen is still being acutely felt by many homes across Perthshire.


“I am grateful for the work of community organisations to ensure that support is given to those affected, and I pass on my thanks to all those who have offered assistance to those in need.


“It is vital that every effort is made to restore power to all homes as quickly as possible. To that end, I have been in close contact with SSEN and have been receiving regular updates on their repair work. I will continue to liaise with SSE to ensure that all steps are taken to address the outages that are still affecting over 1000 homes in Perthshire.”



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