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.

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.

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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Fact Check – Labour manifesto makes significant mistake over Army size

The Labour manifesto has made an incorrect claim regarding the size of the British Army.

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.

No, that’s not the British Army preparing for lockdown

A number of posts on Facebook and Twitter have went viral (pun intended), all of them share the same misleading image.

No, Royal Marines did not forcibly take Coronavirus equipment from Scotland for England

A viral tweet has claimed that Royal Marines have forcibly removed medical equipment from Dundee to be used in England in the fight against Coronavirus.

Common myths about shipbuilding in Scotland

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

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

The UK has a veto on EU military policy.

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