Scotland is world famous for its castles. But the question of just how many there are is not easy to answer. Some fortresses are now so ruined they consist of little more than rubble, while others could be more accurately described as spacious family homes rather than fortified tower houses.
Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has hailed the prosperity of the Clyde shipyards and dimissed concerns from the SNP over future orders as ‘miserable’. The Conservative MP was at the BAE yard in Scotstoun on Friday for the official naming ceremony of HMS Medway, the latest offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to be built in Glasgow. He said no other UK industry had as much certainty as shipbuilding as he moved to allay concerns over future Navy orders.
The recent dominance of the Clyde shipbuilding industry in securing warship contracts has been weakened by the confirmation that five Type 31e frigates will be built on the Mersey. A Glasgow MP described the decision by BAE Systems to partner with Cammell Laird, a firm in Birkenhead, to complete the £1.25bn order as a ‘slap in the face for the Clyde yards’. BAE operates two yards in Glasgow, Govan and Scotstoun, which have handled the majority of naval orders over the last two decades.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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