UK government plans for new Trident submarine reactors are under threat from staff shortages and spending cuts.
Revelations that the Ministry of Defence is planning 14 new developments at the Trident nuclear bases on the Clyde have sparked criticism.
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.
The nuclear bomb convoys that shuttle across the country have reported 43 safety incidents in the last three years, according to the Ministry of Defence.
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.