Passengers arriving at one of Scotland’s busiest airports faced disruption due to what is believed to be a malfunction at the security check-in gates.  

Huge queues formed after an X-ray scanner stopped working, sparking long delays among people trying to get to their flights.  

Large tailbacks quickly took shape, eventually stretching out of the terminal.

The problem was later resolved in the afternoon.  

The airport took to social media to say that a 'technical issue' was to blame. A spokesperson has told The Herald that staff were working to rectify the issue as soon as possible. 

The Herald:

Travellers wait to get inside the terminal

The issue comes just as services began to return to normal following a glitch which caused widespread flight disruption earlier this week. 

Many UK holidaymakers were stranded overseas after around 2,000 flights were cancelled because of a problem with Air Traffic Control. 

Flights to and from UK airports were restricted for several hours on Monday afternoon as the fault prevented flight plans from being processed automatically, meaning manual checks were required. 

The Herald:

Tailbacks formed at security gates 

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Airport said: "A technical issue means waits at security are currently longer than usual.

"Our teams are working hard to resolve this issue, and ensure any impact to passengers is kept to a minimum.

"We'd ask passengers to continue to prepare by ensuring all liquids are under 100ml and placed in one of the clear bags provided, and large electricals like laptops and tablets are placed in a tray with nothing covering them."

They later added: “A technical issue experienced by an external network supplier has now been resolved.

“While this resulted in longer waits than usual for some passengers at security our teams worked hard to ensure any disruption was kept to a minimum.

“We thank all passengers for their patience.”