Talks due ahead of Scottish regional airports strike
The operator of Scotland's regional airports is due to hold talks with union leaders in an effort to stop a 48-hour strike by security staff.
Staff at AMSL, a firm that is part of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (Hial), voted last week to strike from midday on 7 April.
Hial said it had made the offer of talks to resolve the pay dispute.
Prospect has accepted the offer, describing it as a "very welcome surprise".
The discussions are due to take place on Wednesday.
Scottish government-owned Hial runs airports in the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, Argyll, Inverness, Wick and Dundee.
Hial said Prospect had sought an "unreasonable" 30% pay claim.
Prospect has disputed the 30% figure and said its members were seeking 5% increase in pay and fairer overtime, weekend working and sick pay terms.
In a ballot, 87% of the union members voted in favour of a strike on a turnout of 85%.