Long delays at Edinburgh Airport after security alert

"Significant delays and cancellations" are expected at Edinburgh Airport after it was evacuated earlier this afternoon following the discovery of a "potentially suspicious bag" in the search area.

Edinburgh Airport as bomb disposal experts arrive

Twitter users have posted pictures from Edinburgh Airport that appear to show the disturbance caused by its closure this afternoon, following the discovery of a "potentially suspicious" bag.

Bomb disposal experts have arrived at the airport to investigate the package.

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@sparklyg @alexanderlerche There was a suspect package in the X-Ray machine at about 1315 when I walked through security. It's cordoned off

Police investigate 'suspicious' bag at Edinburgh Airport

A Police Scotland spokesman has told STV: "Police at Edinburgh Airport have implemented a closure of the building and the access roads following the discovery of a potentially suspicious bag within the Central Search Area at around 1.50pm today.

Edinburgh Airport has been closed following the discovery of a 'suspicious' bag Credit: PA

"The EOD are currently in attendance to inspect the item and officers are maintaining a cordon to ensure the safety of the public."

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Edinburgh airport evacuated over suspicious package

Edinburgh airport has been evacuated over suspicious package, it has been reported.

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Edinburgh Airport terminals & airfield evacuated after suspicious package found. More with @radioforthnews (@prnearn) http://t.co/G3oF4RMOp9

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Edinburgh Airport evacuated after suspect package found in building http://t.co/Jqq0G6rrZy

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Edinburgh Airport Evacuation: Passengers moved onto airfield while authorities investigate suspect package. http://t.co/2q2gA8ePoy

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