SCOTTISH airports will be guaranteed additional slots at Heathrow as part of expansion plans, Economy Secretary Keith Brown has said.

Brown said he was given the commitment during a meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling earlier this week.

The Scottish Government supports the move to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport, saying it will bring significant benefits to Scotland.

Brown welcomed the confirmation, saying: “This has been a key priority for the Scottish Government for some time, so we are very keen that concrete action is taken to build on this commitment and ensure that this vital additional capacity is safeguarded.