Former first minister Alex Salmond’s new political party claims Britain’s nuclear weapons could be removed from their Scottish base on “day one” of independence. The proposal – which would see it replaced with a massive wind farm – is in the first conference agenda for his Alba Party, formed shortly before the Holyrood election this year. Alba members will be encouraged to debate the policy at their first conference in September – on the same day as the SNP is holding theirs. Alba’s suggestion would see the Coulport weapons depot on Loch Long transformed to make use of its location on the west coast. “Alba believe that the site would be ideally suited to be transformed from Europe’s largest storage facility of nuclear weapons to Europe’s largest windfarm,” the party claimed.
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