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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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Shipbuilding misinformation continues to spread in Scotland

It has been incorrectly claimed that that numberĀ of warships to be built in Scotland reducedĀ to eight ships.

Newspaper inexplicably claims P-8 Poseidon behind sonic boom

The Daily Record has oddly claimed an 'anti-submarine plane taking off' caused a 'sonic boom felt across UK', the only trouble? The aircraft is a converted airliner unable to travel at the speed of sound.

Scottish yards to build 24 warships between 2015-2035

In addition to the now built 5 Offshore Patrol Vessels, there are plans for 8 Type 26 Frigates, 5 Type 31 Frigates, 5 Type 32 Frigates and 1 Ukrainian warship to be built in Scotland.

Indian news shares video of Wales claiming it is Afghanistan

An Indian news channel has broadcast a clip of an American F-15 flying in Wales and claimed it is proof of a "full fledged Pakistani invasion" of Afghanistan.

How many frigates are being built in Scotland?

Shipyards in Scotland will build 8 Type 26 Frigates, 5 Type 31 Frigates and potentially an unspecified number of Type 32 Frigates.