Engineers have restored gas supplies to around 2,500 properties two days after a ruptured pipe left householders without central heating or hot water.
Approximately 3,500 homes in the Fishcross, Dollar and Tillicoultry areas in Clackmannanshire were cut off on Tuesday when a farmer in Fishcross accidentally damaged a large pipe while doing drainage work in a field.
Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) said engineers secured the leak by Wednesday morning but staff have to visit all affected properties in the area to ensure gas supplies are turned off before services can be restored.
Engineers reconnected 920 homes in Dollar on Wednesday night and visits to other properties continued through Thursday.
An SGN spokeswoman said: "We have restored supplies to 2,500 properties in Dollar, Coalsnaughton and Tillicoultry.
"Over 100 of our engineers are working hard to reconnect the gas at all remaining properties.
"We will be visiting each affected property to turn the gas back on and we do need access to the property in order to reconnect supply. Providing we can gain access this evening, supply will be restored.
"We would like to thank everyone for their continued patience."
All affected customers have received a letter informing them that they will receive £30 compensation for every day without gas after the first 24 hours.
Clackmannanshire Council said 95% of houses in Dollar and Coalsnaughton were reconnected and supply to 700 homes in Tillicoultry had also been restored.