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.

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.

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.

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.

Defence Secretary warns over media hype relating to Coronavirus

Some media outlets are publishing speculation at the expense of accuracy.

Guidance relating to possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

NHS advice is being published in the UK Defence Journal to make sure as many people as possible see the guidance.

Dumping submarines off the coast – A rumour from the past, not present

There's been a lot of misunderstanding over rumours that there was once a plan to dumb submarine hulls off the Scottish coast.

A short introduction to the Baghdad Pact – When Britain and Iran were allies

For almost 25 years, the UK led an organisation that included Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Pakistan as military allies.

The case for a new amphibious assault ship to replace HMS Ocean

The problem? The cost in gold and people makes all this very unlikely.

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