The annual dinner held by the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association has been postponed due to severe weather conditions in Scotland.

The 88th instalment of the event was due to take place at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow tonight (March 1), with hundreds of travel industry delegates set to attend.

Parts of Scotland have been put on red alert due to the weather, caused by the polar vortex that has come to be known as the ‘Beast from the East’. Hundreds of people were stranded on the M80 motorway near Glasgow overnight as the weather caused serious disruption on the roads.

Flights to Glasgow were cancelled as the airport announced it will remain closed until 3pm Thursday with further snow forecast.

The SPAA posted a statement on its website, which said: “Following a review of the prevailing conditions, extensive travel disruption and official travel advice – and primarily for the safety of our guests – we have taken this difficult decision, and we are now reviewing alternative date options.

“Members and Associate Members will be advised of the new date as soon as possible. SPAA President Ken McLeod and Council would like to thank all members for your patience and support.”