A nuclear convoy passed through Stirling and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park this week. The cavalcade is believed to have been the latest of around ten to have passed through the area since the coronavirus lockdown. The fleet, carrying Trident nuclear warheads, is believed to have travelled from RNAD Coulport, near Loch Long, on its way to Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield, near Reading, on Tuesday. Lead- lined lorries carried the weapons on their journey. The route saw the weapons travel along the A82, through Balloch, and on to the A811 to Stirling, passing through Buchlyvie. Including an estimated 26 vehicles, the unmarked convoy is then said to have travelled along the M9 towards Edinburgh, taking the Edinburgh Bypass and then the A68 towards Jedburgh. Nukewatch UK is a network of individuals who campaign against nuclear warhead convoys. It believes that as many as six warheads were part of the haul.
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