Aberdeen International and Glasgow airports have introduced rapid testing facilities to allow both PCR and antigen testing on-site.

Plans are underway to introduce similar testing capacity at Southampton airport, the third owned by AGS Airports.

The facilities have been added at the Scottish airports in partnership with ICTS UK & Ireland and TAC Healthcare Group, with PCR results available 24 hours after a test and antigen tests turned around in 15 minutes.

Passengers are advised to make appointments in advance for either testing method.

Mark Johnston, AGS Airports chief operating officer, said: “Although many air services have been grounded throughout the pandemic, our airports have remained open to support critical services including Highlands and Islands routes, essential oil and gas operations and vital hub connectivity for key workers.

“The introduction of these on-site testing facilities will not only provide passengers travelling for essential purposes with a quick and convenient service, they will hopefully play a crucial role in the safe resumption of wider domestic and international travel in the weeks and months ahead.”