A £16 million project to resurface the runway at Edinburgh Airport has been completed ahead of schedule and on budget, it has been revealed.
Work on the scheme started in April this year and was due to be finished on November 31st, but the runway is already fully-functional.
Over an eight-month period, 25,000 tonnes of asphalt were laid and 1,000 runway lights replaced as part of an effort to ensure the runway remains in operation for an additional 15 years.
The last time the runway was resurfaced was in 1991.
"This has been a complex and challenging project, involving a number of organisations and many hundreds of airport workers," commented airport managing director Gordon Dewar.
"I am delighted that, working together, we have completed the resurfacing work on time, and on budget."
Mr Dewar added that he expected the resurfacing will be a launch pad for further development at the airport.
Edinburgh Airport serves nine million passengers every year and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.