More than £74 million of public money is spent every year to guard Trident warheads and nuclear submarines on the Clyde and across the UK.
The US Embassy in London dismissed Scottish Government plans to get rid of Trident after independence, according to secret cables published by The Ferret.
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority told the Cabinet Office that £31bn programme for new nuclear submarines faces “major risks”.
Successive Westminster governments have deceived the public by pretending that Trident is a British bomb when it’s actually American, according to a new expert report.
New safety fears over 10-year failure to recruit enough skilled and experienced staff to work on UK nuclear weapons and submarines.
Trident submariners were guilty of a “prolonged and repeated failure” to understand and control reactor risks at the Faslane nuclear base on the Clyde.
Safety fears have been raised about planes carrying nuclear weapons ingredients such as tritium, plutonium and enriched uranium over the UK.
Mock nuclear accident tests involving the emergency services have revealed life-threatening delays, equipment shortages, and communication breakdowns.
A campaign group is calling for £200m to be invested in the west of Scotland to make the region a global leader in green energy.