Fact Check: How many jobs depend on Faslane?

Faslane is the second largest single-site employer in Scotland, after the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, with around 11,000 jobs directly and indirectly reliant on the base.

Despite CND claims, Trident doesn’t run on Windows XP

Some have claimed that the Vanguard class submarines which carry Trident are vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the same way the recently hit NHS is, that is not the case.

Fact Check – Liberal Democrats manifesto wrong on submarine patrols

The Liberal Democrats manifesto has made an incorrect point regarding the patrolling patterns of Trident carrying submarines.

Is the claim ‘no naval vessels in Scottish waters’ true?

It is claimed that there are no naval vessels based in or present within Scotland, that's not true.

Local newspaper and MSP share misinformation on Army plans

Local newspapers like the 'Blantyre Telegraph' and MSPs like Richard Lyle are unwittingly helping to spread misinformation regarding the armed forces response to Covid-19.

Government confirm ‘zero prospect of lockdown’ this weekend

Despite widely circulated claims on social media there will not be a lockdown in the UK this weekend, the Government have confirmed.

Can frigates planned since 2015 really be an ‘indyref2 bribe’?

There have been claims on social media that the awarding of five frigates to Babcock at Rosyth is a bribe.

Fact Check: Can the UK be ‘forced into an EU Army’?

The UK has a veto on EU military policy.

‘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.

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.

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