What is the SNP position on nuclear weapons?
Westminster’s commitment to nuclear weapons leaves other aspects of our defence weakened. Nuclear weapons are wrong strategically, morally and financially
How can Scotland’s defence model contribute towards national resilience?
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.
Why does the SNP support NATO?
An independent Scotland, will be a reliable and dedicated international partner – which is ever more relevant in today’s world.
What is the SNP Scottish Government doing for veterans?
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.
What role does the defence industry play in Scotland’s economy?
Defence manufacturing infrastructure in Scotland is fundamental to our national engineering and manufacturing sector.
What would an independent Scotland’s defence force look like?
For too long, the Westminster system has shown a failure to meet Scotland’s specific defence needs
Do the SNP support Trident renewal?
The SNP has never and will never support the retention or renewal of Trident. We believe that nuclear weapons are immoral, ineffective and expensive.
What is the SNP’s position on UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia?
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.
How are the SNP supporting veterans?
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…
What are the SNP doing to stop Nuclear convoys through Scotland’s streets?
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.