Westminster spending watchdog condemns UK government plans to replace Trident as “in doubt” or “unachievable”.
Backed by Nicola Sturgeon but boycotted by Westminster, 122 countries agree a treaty for the “irreversible elimination” of nuclear weapons.
The Attorney General’s Office is investigating whether Prime Minister Theresa May can be taken to court for conspiring to commit war crimes with Trident.
The number of nuclear bombs being driven to and from the Clyde rose more than fivefold last year to help modernise Trident.
Armed Ministry of Defence police are planning to increase patrols in civilian areas outwith the Clyde nuclear bases, prompting fears about the “increasing militarisation” of the area.
The UK government has been lambasted for rejecting a move by the United Nations to outlaw nuclear weapons.
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”.