Readers need no reminder of the many scare stories that circulated in 2014 and that are being recycled for 2023, that Scotland’s shipyards would close with no warship contracts.
Today, we see hard evidence of the fragility of these stories:
A SCOTTISH shipyard has secured significant contracts to provide warships to Europe.
Babcock International, which has also started building the first of five Royal Navy frigates at Rosyth under UK Type 31 programme, is supporting the construction of three vessels marketed as Arrowhead 140 frigates in Polish shipyards.
David Lockwood, Babcock chief executive, said: “Driven by innovation and backed by heritage, the Arrowhead 140 frigate has British ingenuity and engineering at its core.
“But above all, we are looking forward to working with Poland as it develops and grows its shipbuilding capability, creating real social and economic benefits for the country.https://uk.news.yahoo.com/scottish-shipyard-wins-european-warships-150000749.html
Note, Babcock have managed this despite the UK having left the EU, of which Poland is a member. A future Scotland within the EU can surely look forward confidently to building warships for the many other EU countries which do not have our expertise nor our advanced facilities.