Edinburgh Airport Reopening

Edinburgh Airport's reopening after a suspicious package closed it for three hours

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated to the car park and the runway after staff became concerned about a bag going through security 

Police say they're satisfied now there was no problem and never any danger 

The airport says we should expect delays to flights for a while yet

The terminal was evacuated and closed after a ``potentially suspicious bag'' was identified in the search area at 1.50pm.

Flights were cancelled and inbound aircraft diverted after the alert. 

Bomb disposal experts had been called to the scene to investigate the suspect bag. 

Police Scotland said the airport would now ``begin to reopen with cordons and road restrictions lifted imminently''. 

Chief Inspector David Campbell said: ``As part of a routine bag search at the airport, suspicions were raised about the contents of one item of hand luggage and the decision was taken to evacuate the airport while the appropriate inquiries could be carried out. 

``We are now satisfied there isn't, nor was there ever, any risk to the public and the airport will now begin to reopen. 

``We would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation during the emergency service response.''