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    According to the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, a nuclear convoy traveled from Faslane naval base through the center of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city, late on Sunday night.

    EDINBURGH, January 12 (Sputnik) – The Scottish National Party on Monday condemned the passage of a convoy carrying nuclear weapons through Glasgow in storm conditions on Sunday night.

    "This is hard to believe – while Scotland was being battered with gale force winds and truly awful weather – a nuclear convoy went through the heart of Scotland's biggest city and over the Erskine Bridge [bridge over the River Clyde]," member of parliament from the Scottish National Party Angus Robertson said in a statement.

    According to the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the nuclear convoy traveled from Faslane naval base through the center of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city, late on Sunday night.

    "The SNP has always condemned the practice of these convoys as they pose a major risk – but in these conditions it is totally unacceptable and utterly chilling," Robertson added.

    In August, it was revealed that over a five year period, from 2007 to 2012, there had been over 70 safety incidents involving similar convoys.

    The nuclear warheads routinely travel by road from their naval base on the Clyde in Scotland to a maintenance facility in Berkshire in the south of England.

    Tens of thousands of homes in Scotland were left without power for days after a storm hit the country at the weekend. Winds in excess of 100mph were recorded in some regions.


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