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A large number of Western Isles air passengers have had their flights cancelled as heavy snow forces mainland airports to shut.

Glasgow Airport has been shut since yesterday and does not plan to reopen until at least 3pm.

Air services at Edinburgh Airport stop at 6pm, too late for the Stornoway link.

As a result Loganair cancelled all flights in and out of both airfields. The airline’s contact centre is closed today as staff were unable to make it in to work due to the weather.

The Flybe service will not operate while Eastern has pulled its flight.

The only air link operating is the Inverness- Stornoway-Benbecula timetable.

A spokesman for Glasgow Airport said: “Further snow is forecast during the day which will make travel conditions to and from the airport extremely challenging. This decision has been taken with the safety of passengers and staff in mind.

“Our teams have been clearing snow continually since Tuesday evening and will continue to do so throughout the day.

“We would advise passengers not to travel to the airport and anyone with travel plans should contact their airline directly for specific flight information.”

Mass cancellations as planes grounded by heavy snow

1 March 2018