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The UK ministry of defence (MoD) plans to spend £1.3bn on 14 developments at two Trident nuclear bases in Scotland over the next 13 years. The Glasgow Sunday Herald used freedom of information requests to discover that the MoD is building ‘nuclear infrastructure’ projects at Faslane (where Trident submarines are based) and Coulport (where Trident warheads are stored).

Parliamentary questions confirm that these costs have not been included in the official budget for replacing Trident in 2028.

Climate change means that the Faslane submarine base will be at risk of flooding towards the end of the century, according to Scottish Natural Heritage. Sea levels in the Gare Loch are expected to rise 18.5 inches (47cm) by 2080.