Ministry of Defence
In Rosyth, the loss of a frigate contract comes as a 'bitter blow' to a community that already feels left behind
CommonSpace looks at the impact Whitehall decisions will have on the 'neglected' community in Rosyth
A TOWN built up around its dockyard with the shipbuilding industry at its heart, community leaders in Rosyth have expressed sadness and anger over the shock UK Government decision to restart bids for the Type 31e frigate programme which could have supported hundreds of jobs.
Revealed: Student recruitment session led by Trident experts to take place at Glasgow arms fair
Glasgow City Council rejects claims of conference Trident links and dodges questions on concerns over student recruitment
GLASGOW CITY council faced renewed criticism over failure to distance itself from the city’s upcoming Under Defence Technology (UDT) conference after revelations that a student recruitment drive led by Trident experts will take place at the event.
The session, labelled “Year of Engineering Talk 2018 - Why should I work for defence?”, will be held on the second day (27 June) of the conference at the Scottish Events Campus.
Nuclear Weapon Convoys: Anti-nuke campaigners welcome Scot Gov promise to review plans for disaster
Campaigners have 'cautiously welcomed' a new commitment to review plans for responding to a disaster involving the convoys transporting nuclear weapons throughout Scotland
AFTER concerns were raised about the readiness of Scottish authorities to respond to emergencies involving nuclear convoys in Scotland, anti-nuke campaigners have “cautiously welcomed” a commitment from deputy first minister John Swinney for a review of response plans.
Scotland 'woefully ill-prepared' for a nuclear convoy disaster, argue Scottish Greens
The Scottish Government will request a review of emergency planning, but stops short of taking the lead demanded by Scottish Greens
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has failed to commit to a review of emergency planning following a Holyrood debate on the possibility of accidents involving Scottish nuclear weapon convoys.
"Absolute betrayal": Future of Clyde ship workers unclear as MoD unable to rule out job cuts
Nicola Sturgeon warns that it would be an "absolute betrayal" if the UK Government fails to keep promises to Clyde ship workers made prior to indyref
CLYDE SHIPYARD WORKERS could fall victim to "betrayal" according to SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as concerns heighten over hundreds of jobs amid contract questions.
SNP MP in bid to ban nuclear weapons convoys through Scotland's streets
Convoys carrying Trident weapons through streets have history of safety incidents
THE TRANSPORTATION of nuclear weapons through densely populated areas will be debated in Westminster today [20 January] after an SNP MP secured a Ten Minute Motion on the issue.
SNP Member of Parliament Owen Thompson has put forward a motion in the House of Commons to restrict the transportation of nuclear warheads and MPs will debate the issue following Prime Minister's questions.
Rosyth nuclear subs: Watchdog highlights safety failures at yard
Nuclear safety watchdog orders re-run of emergency drill after emergency response procedure found lacking
A WATCHDOG report has found failings in safety standards at Scotland's nuclear submarine 'graveyard', creating 'unease' in the surrounding area.
A report by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) highlighted concerns about safety procedures revealed during an emergency exercise and ordered Babcock, the company which runs the dockyard, to repeat the drill in March this year.
Radioactive source identified at Fife Dalgety Bay military site
Environmental authorities find cause of toxic radiation in UK military site
TOXIC SOURCES of radiation from UK military dumping have been identified in the mussel bed at Dalgety Bay in Fife.
A safety ban had already been put in place by environmental protection groups following the detection of radiation in 1990, which stems from the dumping of old RAF aircraft in the area.