The spat of Icy weather in the country has caused the power grid in Edinburgh to have serious problems. The cold and ice have caused many substations and electricity lines to temporarily shut down leaving communities without power for long periods of time.
SP Energy who oversee the network have promised to have extra teams on standby to counter the problems and are trying to re-establish power within an hour of it being reported down.
Many communities all over Edinburgh have been affected and community leaders have started calls for the council to provide more help for those in worst of poverty. Bad insulation of council house along with poor heating equipment means that during the blackouts these people are at an even higher risk of to their health.