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According to Glasgow Live, the convoy was traced by nuclear marketing campaign group, Nukewatch UK, which tracks and displays convoys that transport the nation’s Trident nuclear warheads by street from Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield close to Reading to Coulport. The report acknowledged that the convoy was on its method to Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport on Loch Long as it made its method alongside the M74 and onto the M8 only a mile or so south of Glasgow metropolis centre.

The convoy was later noticed on the M74 at Lesmahagow round 25 miles south of Glasgow prior to its arrival at Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport (RNAD) on Loch Long round 11.30pm final evening.

Nukewatch UK Campaigner Jane Tallents advised 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 11.30 pm 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 of break downs.

“So if there’s four we expect there to be six warheads, or up to six warheads anyway.”

They consider the convoy travelled west on the M74 proper by way of Glasgow’s southside earlier than becoming a member of the M8 south of the Kingston Bridge.

It then handed over the Erskine Bridge earlier than travelling previous Loch Lomond on the A82.

The route is the identical as one other unmarked army convoy which was captured on video again in May 2021 and likewise the identical route it’s believed to have taken a couple of months earlier in March of that year.

The convoy is believed to be the first to cross by way of Glasgow in 5 months.

However, Nukewatch UK advised the publication that it’s “routine”

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The “routine” sees convoys transport the nuclear warheads from AWE Burghfield – the place the warheads are each made and endure restore works – again to RNAD Coulport to be put on the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarines.

Ms Tallents stated: “There hasn’t been one since October final year which is a bit unusual. But there was a little bit of a flurry in the finish.

“There should be some reasoning of their insanity however they’d by no means enlighten us what that’s. But yeah that is again to the routine, simply refurbishment.

“They should not arming up to bomb Russia or something like that, however they may do this anytime.

“I do not assume this convoy is of any extra concern than the proven fact that we’re all the time, 24/7, armed and prepared to begin a nuclear conflict.

“And yeah clearly this present state of affairs may be very, very alarming. And how shortly some incident may simply provoke one thing that will get all out of our management shortly.

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