In 1995 the UK Conservative government threatened to cut back naval co-operation with Nelson Mandela's South Africa unless it bought Scottish warships.
Executives of a US arms firm which makes smart bombs in Fife could face investigation for potentially aiding and abetting alleged war crimes in Yemen by a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
Arms firms in Scotland given taxpayers' money are profiting from border security contracts in Europe designed to keep out asylum seekers.
The Scottish Government has handed nearly £15 million to arms firms with factories in Scotland who sell weaponry to Turkey.
An Ayrshire firm making explosives told Scottish Enterprise that munitions were a "key growth area" when applying for taxpayers' money.
Arms firms in Scotland are failing to make human rights checks which could prevent their products from being used in potential war crimes.
Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack registered £70,000 worth of shareholdings two years ago in a private equity group linked to weapons makers.
Arms firms due to attend a trade event dubbed a “festival of violence” gave MP's more than £60,000 in donations.
Serco, a firm evicting hundreds of asylum seekers from their homes in Glasgow, will be exhibiting at a controversial arms trade show.