Highlands & Islands

Passengers unable to leave Inverness Airport terminal

Inverness Airport Image copyright John Allan/Geograph

Passengers were unable to leave a Scottish airport after arriving on a flight from Amsterdam due to a staffing problem at passport control.

The 86 people arrived at Inverness on Monday's 10:25 flight from Schiphol Airport but were unable to leave the terminal until about midday.

It is understood a UK Border Force officer was brought in from another airport to resolve the problem.

No other flights to or from Inverness were affected.

A Home Office spokesman said: "We apologise to anyone inconvenienced at Inverness Airport.

"Border Force sets high standards for its performance and we are conducting an investigation into what happened today."