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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 August 2006, 13:07 GMT 14:07 UK
Air alert: Aberdeen and Inverness

Police outside Aberdeen Airport

Police were on guard outside Aberdeen Airport after a major anti-terrorist alert. We asked passengers at Aberdeen and Inverness airports to tell us about their experiences.

Gregor Tait with his children

Gregor Tait, from Aberdeen, faces a drive to London with children Amber and Daniel after their flight was cancelled. He said: "It's a hassle, but I absolutely understand."

Sarah Lewin with two-year-old Josie

Pregnant mother-of-three Sarah Lewin, from Aberdeen, with Josie, said: "We absolutely understand. We can take nappies and wipes on board, which is good."

Murray Walker

Formula One racing commentator Murray Walker faced problems at Aberdeen Airport as he tried to fly to Heathrow. He said: "It's better safe than sorry."

Duncan and Julie Kidson

Duncan and Julie Kidson were waiting at Inverness for a flight to Gatwick. Mrs Kidson said: "We're very pleased security is being taken seriously."

Yvonne Smith, from Orkney, with her three-year-old daughter Amber

Yvonne Smith, from Orkney, flew from Kirkwall to Inverness with three-year-old Amber. She said: "I hadn't known anything about it until we arrived at the airport."

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