OVER 440 safety incidents have been recorded at Scotland’s nuclear bases over the last three years, with events becoming increasingly more frequent. More than 80% of the incidents occurred at HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane, where most of the UK’s nuclear submarine fleet is located. A number of safety incidents were also recorded at the Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Coulport, home to the nuclear warheads. SNP MP Deirdre Brock, who obtained the figures, told The Scotsman: “This is an appalling safety record and it just should not be tolerated. Scotland has an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction sitting just a few miles from our biggest city.
The National 16th May 2021 read more »