‘Carriers with no aircraft’, the myth that refuses to die is still being repeated...

Recently we were alerted to a rather surprising event, an MP on the Defence Select Committee itself repeating the assertion that HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales, will not have any aircraft.

The curious case of carrier naming outrage

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the only aircraft carrier in the world to have her name subject to claims of conspiracy and collusion against the people of Scotland.

No, the Army aren’t building secret ‘tent bases’ in Glasgow for a lockdown

One of the strangest myths circulating during the Covid-19 pandemic originates in the west of Scotland.

MP tweets shocking image of Syria strikes, turns out to be poorly photoshopped fake

Shadow Home Secretary and MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington Diane Abbott has tweeted what at first appears to be a shocking image, a western aircraft carrying out low-level bombing runs in a heavily populated city. The problem? It's a poorly photoshopped image published in a blog years ago.

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.

How did the rumour of a military base in Strathclyde Park spread?

When I contacted the Blantyre Telegraph for comment about their claims an Army base was being set up near Glasgow, they threatened me with legal action if I even dared to mention their Facebook page.

No, PPE for Scotland isn’t being ‘diverted to England’

It had been claimed that PPE companies in England were told to prioritise England over Scotland. The First Minister of Scotland and the Scottish Health Secretary have however "accepted assurances" that this is not the case.

Common myths about shipbuilding in Scotland

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

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.

Scotland sees increased defence spend for sixth year

Scotland is the only part of the UK to have seen an increase in spending in each year since 2014 to the tune of £2.1bn, supporting around 12,400 direct jobs in Scotland according to Ministry of Defence figures.

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