A £30 million deal to maintain two giant Royal Navy aircraft carriers has secured 300 jobs in Scotland.

The 10-year agreement will see the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales enter dry dock anytime they require routine maintenance at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife.

Jeremy Quin, defence procurement minister, said: “The Queen Elizabeth class carriers are the flagships of our Royal Navy and it’s crucial they remain ready to protect and defend the UK and our allies.

“Both carriers had their final construction in Rosyth, and I’m pleased they will return for their dry dock maintenance, supporting vital jobs and skills in Scotland.”

The UK Government said the contract would help sustain 300 jobs across the Rosyth Dockyard as well as the wider supply chain.

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