POLICE SCOTLAND'S official border policing Twitter account has warned airport travellers of a busy spell due to Rangers' involvement in the Europa League.

Tens of thousands of Gers fans have been scrambling for flights and tickets since last Thursday when Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side beat RB Leipzig in the semi-final at Ibrox to set up a meeting with another Bundesliga outfit, Eintracht Frankfurt, in the May 18 final in Spain.

Police Scotland tweeted: "With the largest gathering Seville has ever seen about to take place, It’s going to be a busy week for all Scottish Airports.

"Please leave extra time to pass security and follow all guidance from your airline re security procedures!"

Ally McCoist has joked he would gladly be fired out of a cannon to get to see Rangers play in the Europa League final in Seville next week.

McCoist, former Rangers manager and striker and these days a presenter and pundit, was speaking on talkSPORT in the context of hot air balloons being unviable as a mode of transport to Spain as supporters look at all possible options.

He said: “I tell you right now, I would go to the cliffs of Dover and put myself in one of those cannons like the circus, put a crash helmet on and get fired across the channel to go and see the Rangers in Seville.

“That’s what I would do.

“If there are any circuses out there and they want to sponsor me. I am willing to do that.

“Get myself in a cannon and as long as they have a big massive net round about Calais for me to land, that would be marvellous.”