A FLIGHT from Edinburgh was forced to make a mid-air U-turn after heavy snow led to runway chaos in Shetland.

The LoganAir plane was making its way from the capital to Sumburgh airport on Monday.

However, it was forced to turn around and return to the capital after being unable to land on the island.

It was due to touch down at 8.45am on Monday morning but was forced to divert back to Edinburgh after snow blocked the runway.

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Heavy snow hit much of the north of Scotland on Monday, with more forecast today.

The airline confirmed the airport was shut due to snow.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, a spokesperson for LoganAir said: “Flight LM353 Edinburgh to Sumburgh diverted back to Edinburgh this morning as Sumburgh Airport was closed due to snow.”

It comes as severe snow led to the closure of more than 100 schools on Monday with more disruption expected on Tuesday.

The Met Office warned at the weekend that Scotland is to suffer a direct hit from a week-long Polar blast, with snow and ice warnings now in place until Friday morning.