Excellent work chaps! I would add, that in addition to the ship types you mentioned, there is no particular reason why the Clyde shipbuilders couldn’t also build a whole range of other types of civilian ships, just as Norway does. Aberdeen is one of the busiest harbours in the world in terms of ship movements (if not tonnage) and the majority of vessels using that port are Norwegian built offshore support vessels, most built in Norway. Think how wonderful it could be to see these vessels being replaced in time with Scottish built ships crewed by Scottish seafarers? It is almost enough to tempt me back to sea!
by Ross and Doug
This past weekend has witnessed two contrasting yet similar military celebrations in Stirling. They have much to tell us about the state of the Independence campaign on both sides.
We have the utmost respect for all those who have put their lives on the line for us now and in the past, but we don’t support militarism or war. Might is not right and we like to think that we live in an age when we should be distancing ourselves from resorting to violence to solve problems. We recognise that we must be able to defend ourselves – the world is a dangerous place – but both celebrations seemed to be at best anachronistic and at worst downright dangerous. The military, past or present, shouldn’t be the focus of jingoistic celebration.
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