BBC News

Edinburgh Airport has ordered new high-tech scanners that will bring an end to some security rules over hand luggage next year.

The move comes ahead of a government deadline of June 2024 for most UK airports to install 3D scanners.

It means passengers will not have to remove liquids and electronic devices from hand luggage for security checks.

Eight scanners made by Smiths Detection are expected to be phased in at Edinburgh during the course of 2024.

The equipment produces 3D X-ray images and is similar to CT scanners used in hospitals.

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