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All of Scotland's airports were shut and there were disruptions at others including Manchester, Liverpool, Stansted, Newcastle and Birmingham. The Air Traffic Control Service (Nats), imposed restrictions after the Met Office warned ash could damage engines. Passengers have been advised to contact their airlines prior to travel.
Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports were shut and Nats said it was restricting flights "in accordance with international civil aviation policy". The ash cloud disrupted all flights to and from Manchester with a similar picture at Newcastle airport where all arrivals were cancelled and all outbound flights either cancelled or subject to indefinite delay.