Labour and the Conservatives have been accused of misleading the public by exaggerating the number of jobs that would be lost if the Trident nuclear weapons system were removed from the Clyde. Figures released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) under freedom of information law reveal that only 520 civilian jobs at Faslane and Coulport near Helensburgh are directly dependent on Trident. This contrasts with the 6000-11,000 jobs that pro-Trident politicians claim are at risk. Read full story at The Herald.
Cowal Courier is reporting today that the 17 year-old teenager who caused a fire that destroyed the public toilets at Ardentinny Beach has been spared jail and has had a community payback order imposed on him. Read the full report. A new toilet block is currently pending consideration with the National Park Authority.