A MAJOR Scottish airport has ditched a long-standing rule about the amount of liquid products allowed in carry-on luggage.

Passengers can now carry more than 100ml bottles on board with them as they travel from Aberdeen International as new scanners come into operation.

The limit of liquids first started in 2006 across all airports in the UK.

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However, the Next Generation Security Checkpoint scanners have led to some airports – including London City and Teeside – already scrapping the rule which often means toiletries and other liquids have to be thrown away before security checks.

Aberdeen Airport has also agreed to ditch the rule, meaning travellers can carry on as much liquid items as they want.

The new scanners will also mean electronic items such as laptops and other devices do not need to be taken out of bags.

Security manager at Aberdeen International Airport William Wallace said: “We are delighted to have NGSC scanners operational at Aberdeen.

“We are well ahead of the deadline set by the Government thanks to all the hard work from our staff and contractors.

“This is one of the biggest changes in airport security so we would ask passengers to be prepared for this new process and to have patience as we enter the biggest change in aviation security in nearly two decades.”

Passengers have been warned however that rules may differ in different airports they travel to and from – and to check before they board about the rules.