The Prospect union has warned that plans to end personal searches at three Scottish airports make it “far more likely” that a nuclear power plant will be a terrorist target. Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) is to end the standard screening of passengers and their cabin baggage at Barra, Tiree and Campbeltown airports from 30 January. Uniquely, Barra airport uses the beach as a runway for scheduled flights to and from Glasgow. Under Civil Aviation Authority rules, small passenger aircraft are exempt from the usual obligations for full security screening. Passengers flying around Orkney already face no security checks before boarding flights.
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