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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.

Coronavirus disinformation results in hospitals being filmed

The latest misinformation has resulted in people filming local hospitals.

MP claims ‘monthly transgressions’ and ‘no warships’ in Scottish waters

Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun Alan Brown has incorrectly claimed that there are "no surface warships" in Scotland, that there are "frequent transgressions into Scottish waters" requiring "regular patrols" and that Rosyth is "being scrapped", none of which is true.

The myths surrounding Britain’s new aircraft carriers

The most popular myth about the new British aircraft carriers is that they don't have any aircraft but there are many other false claims circulating on the internet, we've taken a look at some of them.

Misinformation spreads claiming ‘Nuclear submarine on fire in Scotland’

A Twitter account called @navynotnuclear has appeared to spread misinformation relating to a non-existent fire onboard a nuclear submarine in Scotland, something then picked up by @MatthewDresch for the @DailyMirror before spreading to a Russian propaganda website.

How the British military assisted with the COVID-19 response in Scotland

Scottish health boards and the Scottish Government made use of British military assistance in the form of patient transfers by air, PPE fitting and testing, delivery of additional hospital beds and "planning assistance to the Scottish Government".

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