Myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine

Most of the points raised have already been debunked but are still being propagated by non-experts. You'll probably see them in the comments below.

Common myths about shipbuilding in Scotland

Here are some of the most popular myths - and the reality behind them - surrounding naval shipbuilding in Scotland.

Eight persistent COVID-19 myths and why they are believed

From it being no worse than the flu to the vaccine conspiracy theories, Tanya Lewis has rounded up the most insidious false claims about the pandemic

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

Member of Parliament forĀ 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".

‘Carrier with no planes’ – The myth that’s even being repeated by MPs

HMS Queen Elizabeth and her F-35 jets have been out to sea a few times now for trials and exercises so it's hard to imagine people, especially a Member of Parliament, spreading the myth that 'the carrier has no aircraft' but here we are.

No, the flag painted onto the VIP Voyager aircraft isn’t backwards

With the reveal of imagery showing a new paint job for the aircraft used by the Prime Minister, many have expressed concern that the flag has been painted on backwards.

RAF aircraft over Glasgow sparks odd speculation in local media

Despite provocative headlines to the contrary, the aircraft that was conducting training in and around Glasgow Airport was not "mysterious", "unmarked" or anything at all to do with the "Coronavirus lockdown".

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