Part of Glasgow Airport was cordoned off today for four hours after the discovery of a suspicious package.

Airport authorities said the discovery was just a "routine piece of cargo".

The package was reported by a member of staff who found it in the cargo area at 11.15am.

Police officers immediately set up a 150-metre exclusion zone and uniformed officers manned further cordons to stop people entering the surrounding car parks.

A Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Van, driven by uniformed personnel, was seen entering the exclusion zone at 2.30pm to carry out tests on the package.

It left the area 45 minutes later and the operation was stood down at 3.30pm.

There was no disruption to flights and terminals were open as normal during the operation.

A spokesman for Glasgow Airport said: "The package was a routine piece of cargo.

"There was no danger to public safety and it was business as usual at the airport."