Airports land cash troubles

SCOTLAND'S three largest airports lost £3.5 million after planes were grounded as a result of the volcanic ash cloud.

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports were among those hit by the eruption of an Icelandic volcano which closed airspace across northern Europe.

Yesterday airport owner BAA revealed that the crisis cost it 28m across the UK.

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Gordon Dewar, managing director of Edinburgh Airport, said: "The closure of airspace around Edinburgh Airport due to volcanic ash had a significant effect on our business.

"We're working hard to meet the challenge of regaining the lost revenue."