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Security at Inverness airport

It might be a small airport, but security at Inverness is just as tight as anywhere else.

However, as long as you know the rules, you shouldn't have any problem getting through the checks at the airport.

Top tips for smooth security

Know your hand luggage and hold luggage allowances. Allowances vary between airlines, but the information should be on your booking confirmation or the airline's website.

Get there early. Don't cut it fine. If your airline advises you to check in two hours before your flight then aim to do so, even if you think that seems excessive. You never know what is going to hold you up.

Have your passport, boarding pass and bag of liquids ready for inspection at security. Take large electrical items like laptops out of your hand luggage, as they will need to go through the X-ray machine separately. You will need to put your coat through separately too, and you may need to take your shoes off.

Your bags may be searched or you may be body searched. This does not mean you have done anything wrong - it is just part of keeping security as tight as possible.

Remember: there are no restrictions on anything you buy in the departure lounge. Whatever you buy after you have gone through security can be taken onto the plane, including unlimited food and drink and toiletries.

Hand luggage

airport hand luggage limits

Passengers at Inverness airport are allowed one item of hand luggage, which must be no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.

You are allowed a small handbag as well as your cabin bag. You can also take a laptop as well.

Liquids, creams, gels, aerosols and pastes are allowed in hand luggage, but they must be in containers of 100ml or less. Even if the container is not full, its size must not exceed 100ml. Liquids must be carried through security in a transparent, resealable bag no bigger than 20cm x 20cm. Only one bag of liquids is allowed per passenger.

Food and drink: Opened drinks cannot be taken through security. You can take solid food in your hand luggage, but sauces, soups, jam, honey and other liquid foods count as liquids.

Baby products: Babies' drinks, baby food and children's liquid ibuprofen or paracetamol are not subject to the 100ml limit. You are allowed to carry as much as you need for the trip. You may be asked to taste the food and drink to prove it is safe. Wet wipes are also allowed.

Medicines: You should also be allowed to carry as much liquid medicine as you need for the flight, even if this is more than 100ml. However, you should consult your airline before you travel and you should bring your prescription or a statement from your doctor with you. There is no limit on powders and pills. Diabetics may carry insulin and hypodermic needles, and epipens may also be carried. Inhalers are allowed in hand baggage, but spare canisters must go in the hold.

Pack medical equipment carefully and tell security staff it is in your hand luggage. If the equipment does not fit in your hand luggage, you should contact your airline. If you are packing medicine in the hold, check whether it will be affected by the temperature.

Toiletries: Creams, roll-on deodorants, lip gloss, toothpaste, mascara and contact lens solution are considered liquids. Solid deodorants and lipsticks are not. Razors where the blade can be removed are not allowed - the blade has to be set into plastic moulding.

Banned items: Anything which is sharp, pointed or could be used as a weapon is not allowed in hand luggage. This includes scissors - unless the blades have round ends or are less than 3cm long - metal cutlery, metal nail files, knitting needles, razor blades, sports bats, clubs or cues, corkscrews and tools. Skateboards, fishing rods, golf umbrellas and Christmas crackers are also banned.