One of the reactors at Torness nuclear power station has been taken off line due to a build-up of seaweed around a cooling water inlet.

The issue was discovered at around 8.45am on Tuesday in reactor one at the facility, near Dunbar in East Lothian.

A spokeswoman for EDF Energy said there had been "quite stormy conditions" in the area overnight, but she described the closure as "unusual".

Earlier this year, it was announced that the nuclear power station will have its life extended by seven years, remaining operational until 2030.

The power station started operating in 1988 and its two nuclear reactors generate enough electricity to power more than two million homes, according to the French firm.