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Nuclear weapons on Edinburgh bypass

A 20-vehicle military convoy traveled across Scotland on Friday. The convoy included three Truck Cargo Heavy Duty Mark 3 lorries. These are specially-built vehicles which transport nuclear weapons. The convoy was filmed on the Edinburgh bypass at 2.30 pm on Friday - Youtube Video
John Ainslie, Coordinator of Scottish CND, said "70  years ago Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb. Yesterday a convoy drove around Scotland's capital city carrying several nuclear weapons, each one 7 times more powerful than the bomb which destroyed Hiroshima.  It is time we got these Weapons of Mass Destruction off our streets and motorways."
The convoy was travelling from the nuclear weapon store at Coulport on Loch Long to the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Burghfield in Berkshire. The MoD are currently upgrading Trident warheads from Mk4 to Mk4A. This convoy was probably part of this upgrade programme. Its route was - Balloch, Stirlling, M9, Edinburgh bypass and A1.
More information on nuclear weapons convoys is available from Nukewatch

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