FED-up residents in an East Renfrewshire village are calling for action to ease the misery caused by low-flying planes.

Among those who have hit out is Bill Martin, who claims jets are flying so low over his home in Uplawmoor that he can sometimes see the pilot “as clear as day.”

He has lived there for four years and insists the problem has never been so bad.

At the recent Uplawmoor Community Council meeting, he told members that planes were flying so low, he could “see the rivets.”

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Mr Martin said: “We moved into our house just over four years ago and everything was new to us, especially the aircraft. We had never experienced it before.

"It was actually quite nice to see them flying in the distance but, ever since they started talking about changing the flight paths, the planes are closer to us."

Community council chairman Rob Williams added: “We spoke to Glasgow Airport directly because we have had people coming to us and we have felt there have been more planes than usual. We checked to see if the route had been changed and have been told it hasn’t.”

An airport bosses have stressed changes to current flightpaths cannot be made without approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

A spokesman said: “There have been no changes to the flightpaths used by aircraft flying to and from Glasgow Airport.

“Airports cannot make any changes without approval from the CAA and that approval can only be granted on completion of an airspace change consultation.”

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Glasgow Airport is also to launch the first stage of its ‘airspace modernisation programme,’ which will seek feedback on any new routes.

The spokesman added: “The first stage will involve seeking feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, including local community groups, on what our priorities should be when it comes to designing any new routes.

“Once agreed, these design principles will inform the development of proposed new routes which will then be consulted on at a later point.”