Drop-in centres to open for residents without power in need of hot food

Fallen tree across a country road

Published: Monday, 29th November 2021

We are opening drop-in centres in key locations today to provide free soup, meals and hot drinks to residents in surrounding areas who remain without power

  • Duns Primary School will open from 11am-6.30pm
  • St Ronan’s Primary School in Innerleithen will be open from 11.30am-3pm
  • Hawick High School will be open from 11.30am-3pm
  • Earlston Primary School will be open from 11.30am-3pm

Anyone who is unable to travel to the schools should call 01896 752111 to request assistance.

Thousands of homes have remained without power overnight, mainly across rural Berwickshire, and we continue to liaise closely with Scottish Power Energy Networks and other key partners across the region to ensure support is available to those affected.

Anyone with welfare concerns or who has been unable to find alternative accommodation should call 01896 752111 so that appropriate assistance can be provided by ourselves or partners.

Resilient Community groups have continued to support the response, including through providing rolling checks on vulnerable residents in communities affected by power outages.

Please note that only Scottish Power Energy Networks can provide updates on when power may be restored.

See our severe weather page for updates on the recovery efforts, including latest road closures.