Kate Moss arrived at a birthday party in a helicopter after splashing out £6,000 on a private jet.

The 41-year-old model was cheered as she touched down at the Craigellachie Hotel in the Scottish Highlands to celebrate nutritionist Rose Ferguson's birthday, but her fellow guests Sadie Frost, Noel Gallagher and Nick Grimshaw headed to the venue on flights from London's Gatwick with budget airline easyJet.

A source said: ''Kate had been at a fashion show in Paris on Friday, so she was flown in on a private jet at the start of the weekend.

''It was the easiest way to get up there. But everyone else was coming from London so most of them just took easyJet flights. Nobody had any airs and graces about it.

''When they saw Kate and Jamie Hince chopper in, everyone cheered - she really did arrive in style, even if the others didn't manage quite such a glamorous entrance.''

While Rose's guests may have saved some money on their easyJet flight - which can cost less than £40 from Gatwick to Aberdeen - they didn't hold back when they got to the bar as some downed £3,000 bottles of Grants whisky until 10.30am.

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie DJ'd at the bash but it was a different sort of sound which got Sadie in the mood as she couldn't get enough of the bagpipes and even persuaded the piper to let her have a blow on his instrument.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''The whole lodge was taken over, but the gang still descended on the Copper Dog bar area downstairs.

''The party was raging until gone 10am - and all the guests, not just Kate, got a bottle of the £3k whisky with their names embossed on it.

''A piper played 'Happy Birthday' to Rose, and guests had haggis, neeps and tatties.''

Kate also took her husband Jamie Hince along to the bash but the weekend looked to have taken its toll on The Kills rocker as he was spotted sweating at Aberdeen airport while pushing the blonde star's luggage, which included more than five suitcases and other designer bags.