An unmarked military convoy carrying ‘up to six’ nuclear warheads passed through Glasgow last night amidheightened tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Having been tracked from the M6 motorway near Kendal, the convoy was spotted on the M74 at Lesmahagow around 25 miles south of Glasgow prior to its arrival at Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport (RNAD) on Loch Long around 11:30pm last night.
Nukewatch UK tracks and monitors the convoys that transport the UK’s Trident nuclear warheads by road from Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield near Reading to Coulport.
They believe the convoy travelled west on the M74 right through Glasgow’s southside before joining the M8 south of the Kingston Bridge. It then passed over the Erskine Bridge before travelling past Loch Lomond on the A82.
Confirming its passage through Glasgow via the M74 and M8, Nukewatch UK Campaigner Jane Tallents told Glasgow Live: “We think that’s the most likely [route] at that time of night. And looking at the timings of it I would say yes that’s probably what it did, took the M74 onto the M8 over the Erskine Bridge and up the A82 at Loch Lomondside.
“I know it was about 11.30pm last night that it got into [RNAD] Coulport. I think there were four warhead carriers I believe. Our reckoning is that each of those trucks can carry two but one of the trucks is empty as a spare in case breaks down. So if there’s four we expect there to be six warheads, or up to six warheads anyway”.
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