The UK should “reassess its defence presence” in Scotland in light of new threats – including from Russia – in the most northerly part of the globe, a committee of MPs has said.

Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee said a strategy on protecting offshore infrastructure in the North Sea was needed in the wake of the Nord Stream sabotage.

And it said the Ministry of Defence (MoD) should review whether the Armed Forces had sufficient equipment, technology and training in case of a conflict in “extremely cold environments”.

The committee’s report focused on the North Atlantic and High North, including the Arctic, which it said was of increasing strategic importance to the UK’s defence and security.

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