In an article penned by Defence Secretary Grant Shapps and published in The Scotsman, the UK government stated that boosting defence spending will substantially bolster Scotland’s economy, particularly its shipbuilding industry.

During his recent visits to the Clyde and Rosyth shipyards, Shapps emphasised the significance of the investment.

“On the Clyde and at Rosyth, thousands of people are working to build the most advanced frigates the Royal Navy has ever seen,” he wrote.

According to Shapps in his article, the defence spending increase will inject over £2 billion annually into the Scottish defence sector, supporting over 12,000 jobs. He elaborated on the economic impact, stating, “This is fuelling jobs and growth, with more than 12,000 Scottish jobs supported through this spending.”

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