Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh Airport roof damaged in high winds

Edinburgh Airport
Image caption Cladding has been damaged on Edinburgh Airport's roof

An investigation has been launched after part of Edinburgh Airport's roof blew off in the high winds hitting the country.

Airport officials said some cladding had come loose on the south east pier of the airport terminal at 1545 BST.

The area covers the walkway to Flybe and Ryanair departure lounges but the airport said there was no risk to passengers.

It comes as five planes diverted from landing at the hub due to the wind.

An Edinburgh Airport spokesman told the BBC Scotland news website: "The wind is still very strong here.

"We have had wind damage to some cladding on the south east pier of the airport terminal.

"We are currently securing it and an investigation is taking place."

Meanwhile, the Forth Road Bridge was closed to all vehicles due to the high winds from 1630 BST until 2000 BST. Then only cars were allowed.

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