A pilot has appeared in court after allegedly failing a breath test ahead of a flight from Scotland to the US.

Glendon Gulliver was charged under the Railways and Transport Safety Act but made no plea.

The 61-year-old of Colorado, US, was granted bail at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Paisley Sheriff CourtThe pilot appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court (Andrew Milligan/PA)

A United Airlines service from Glasgow to Newark was cancelled on Saturday after Gulliver and his co-pilot were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drink or drugs.

Flight number UA162 had been due to depart Glasgow Airport at 9am.

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The law states the alcohol limit for pilots is nine micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – less than half the 22 micrograms limit for drivers in Scotland.

The other pilot, 45, who was arrested for allegedly failing a breath test ahead of the same flight was released without charge before the hearing.