Westminster’s commitment to nuclear weapons leaves other aspects of our defence weakened. Nuclear weapons are wrong strategically, morally and financially
The flexibility that being a small state can bring will mean that Scotland can take an integrated, human-focused approach to national security, with our defence capabilities playing a role alongside other areas of government.
Our veterans and armed forces community are an asset to society and we are committed to making Scotland the destination of choice for service leavers and their families.
Defence manufacturing infrastructure in Scotland is fundamental to our national engineering and manufacturing sector.
For too long, the Westminster system has shown a failure to meet Scotland’s specific defence needs
The SNP has never and will never support the retention or renewal of Trident. We believe that nuclear weapons are immoral, ineffective and expensive.
Given the clear evidence that munitions supplied by the United Kingdom have been used in breach of international law, there should be an immediate ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia pending a full and proper independent investigation.
The SNP believe that veterans are an asset to our society and deserve the best possible care and support.
Does the SNP oppose UK government reductions to Scotland’s defence footprint – including the closure of Fort George?
The UK government’s most recent wave of defence cuts will see the closure of a number of historic defence sites in Scotland, including Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik; Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, and Fort George near Inverness. Scottish Ministers, SNP MPs and local communities have clearly set out our opposition to these cuts and it is deeply disappointing…
The idea that weapons of mass destruction are being transported through our streets is absolutely chilling. The SNP have raised our concerns about this unacceptable risk to public safety.