Severe disruption is affecting Scottish airports due to gale-force winds sweeping the UK.

Edinburgh airport was forced to stop handling inbound flights this morning and suffered 42 cancelled services.

Departing flights were being assessed on an individual basis resulting in “significant delays”.

The storm-force winds also damaged part of the terminal and taxi rank.

A spokesman said: “In co-operation with our airlines, we have decided not to accept inbound aircraft as the wind levels are currently too high.

“Many of the main transport links to the airport are currently closed or affected. We would advise all passengers to monitor weather warnings and not travel to the airport before contacting their airlines and ensuring that it is safe to travel.”