Fact Check Section

Our fact checks aim to examine popular myths and misinformation with an eye to explaining the origin of the claim and in what way the claim is wrong.

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More Fact Checks

Outrage over ‘frigates being built in France’ goes viral

British frigates are not being built in France.

No, orders for Scottish shipyards haven’t gone overseas

The five Type 31 Frigates on order are being built at Rosyth in Scotland.

How many frigates is Scotland building?

Scotland is building 8 Type 26 Frigates and 5 Type 31 Frigates.

Misinformation on defence is easy to find

A well established journalist is repeating the claim 'the carriers have no aircraft'.

Common myths about Scottish shipbuilding

People often claim that no ships are being built in Scotland or that the orders went overseas - here's the reality.