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Mobile network failure reported

A mobile phone (PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)
The blackout has been affecting large parts of eastern Scotland

A major fault is affecting mobile phone networks in the east of Scotland.

Operator o2 has confirmed that Fife and areas to the east of Edinburgh, although not the capital itself, have been experiencing a coverage blackout.

A power-cut is understood to be the reason for the fault, which developed early on Monday afternoon. Engineers have been trying to fix the problem.

Fife Fire and Rescue said it was affected but that critical operations were continuing as normal.

Fife Constabulary said it has not been affected by the problem.

It is not known when the fault, which has affected a large area, will be rectified.

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