Research and analysis

Scotland analysis: Defence

This paper looks at the UK’s approach to defence and the potential consequences of Scottish independence.


Scotland analysis: Defence

Summary leaflet: defence

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This is the sixth paper in the UK government’s Scotland analysis series and looks at:

  • how the UK and Scotland benefit from an integrated approach to defence
  • the UK’s international defence alliances and relationships
  • the opportunities for the UK’s defence industry that a single, UK wide, domestic defence market and exports provides

The paper also looks at the possible consequences for Scotland, if it were no longer part of the UK.

Published 8 October 2013
Last updated 28 February 2014 + show all updates
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