Extract from Facing The Bear: Scotland And The Cold War by Trevor Royle, published by Birlinn. BY and large there was a peaceful coexistence between the people of Scotland and the economic benefits that accrued from the Cold War. The main exception was the presence of the nuclear weapons at the submarine bases on the Clyde, which were the focus of frequent protests. Another significant concern came from within the fishing industry – once a staple of the country’s domestic economy but in recession by the 1970s as it struggled with the need for modernisation.
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