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.

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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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