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Fantastic piece of research by Andy Arthur and published by Bella Caledonia, but it does make for very depressing reading. The map, shown above, indicates all the locations where military munitions and atomic waste have been dumped in Scotland. Something to be filed away and used for campaigning in the future (or perhaps now).
The Guardian is reporting that the order for the Global Combat Ship, also known as the Type 26 Frigate, due to be built at the BAE yards on the Clyde is to be "indefinitely delayed". Originally, 13 of the GCS ships were to be built on the Clyde but that was then reduced to just 8 ships and now the order is possibly cancelled completely. This comes scarcely two days after the controversial vote to renew Trident at a cost of £205Bn.
This incoming Thursday is the 24th of March, 2016. Had a Yes vote prevailed in the referendum, March 24th would have been Independence Day. The following is a quote from "Scotland's Future" also known as "The White Paper".