GLASGOW Airport shared a throwback of when the queen opened the airport 

To mark the Platinum Jubilee, its official Instagram account shared a video showing the day when Queen Elizabeth II opened the aiport in 1966. 

The clip was submitted by resident Joe Porter and was taken by his father, George Porter from Hunterhill, Paisley.

It shows the hustle and bustle of the airport: crowded car parks, passengers coming and going and gathering to watch the planes landing and taking off.

Glasgow Times: Glasgow Airport in 1966 (Newsquest)Glasgow Airport in 1966 (Newsquest)

Flying looked very different at the time, the aircrafts appear unfamiliar, and safety measures were undoubtedly more relaxed as people are seen walking on the tarmac as planes parked in.

Glasgow Airport was originally known as Abbotsinch, when it began its life back in 1932.

Then, it was used as an overspill for the RAF base at Renfrew.

The airfield then became known as HMS Sanderling in 1943, when the Royal Navy took over and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force 602 was based there.

At the time the Queen opened the airport, flights only operated to other places in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Later, Glasgow Airport began to offer flights to other places around the world,  which previously used Glasgow Prestwick Airport.