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What Savings can an Independent Scotland make?

An independent Scotland would not have to contribute millions to the UK's nuclear weapons

Annual Saving on Nuclear Weapons


Q: What savings can an independent Scotland make?

A: We will not have to spend £250 million on our share of the UK's nuclear weapons.

For more information on the savings an independent Scotland will make, see


This figure is based on the overall costs of Trident including acquisition and running costs over a 30-year life span. As part of the UK, Scotland's share of the cost at 8.4% (based on population) is approximately £250 million per annum[1].


The graphic was published by YesScotland on 16th January 2013.

  1. ^ £97 billion for Trident

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