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The time-honoured tradition of Clyde-built ships sliding down the slipway to the cheers of the workers who toiled over them could be witnessed for the last time when a Type 45 destroyer splashes into the river on Monday.
THE government is considering scrapping the proposed new aircraft carriers, putting the future of shipbuilding in Scotland on the line, the chief executive of one of Britain's biggest defence companies has warned.
SNP politicians are seeking assurances about 4,000 Scottish shipbuilding jobs after it emerged that defence chiefs are looking at plans to share the use of aircraft carriers with France.
BUSINESSES in Scotland have won contracts worth almost £33.2 million for work on the UK's biggest aircraft carriers.
A CLYDE-BUILT destroyer was welcomed into the Royal Navy fleet at a special "christening" ceremony held yesterday.
ENGINEERING jobs on the Clyde received a major boost yesterday as work on the next generation of warships was unveiled.
LIAM Fox has given his strongest signal yet that a Conservative UK government would commit itself to the two gigantic aircraft carriers being built on the Clyde.
IT WAS the first shipbuilding company not only in Scotland but the world.
FERGUSON Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow has won a £3.2 million contract to refit and refurbish an offshore accommodation vessel.
SCOTTISH firms have won defence contracts worth nearly £200 million, as the government moves to quash fears that planned super aircraft carriers could be axed.
BRITAIN'S bonus crackdown on banks could push the sector into a "shipbuilding"-like decline, the head of the UK's banking trade group warned yesterday.
A NEW £600 million Royal Navy warship left the Clyde for the last time yesterday, with workers from the BAE Systems yards at Govan and Scotstoun in Glasgow turning out to wave off Dauntless, a type 45 destroyer.
THE £4 billion contract to build two aircraft carriers might come under threat if the Conservatives win the next election, the shadow chancellor suggested yesterday, putting thousands of Scottish jobs at risk.
It's 9:45 in the morning and the Waverley has yet to weigh anchor at Glasgow's Plantation Quay. Some passengers are clutching plastic pints of lager and measures of gin and tonic. The intention is not to get plastered. Rather, the drinking is ceremonial; a toast to the voyage ahead and a relinquishing of responsibility while someone else takes the helm.
THE Ministry of Defence has announced a 15-year deal worth £3.5 billion that should safeguard thousands of shipbuilding jobs and result in 18 new frigates being built on the Clyde.
THIS week sees the opening of another Scottish shipbuilding chapter with the beginning of the construction of HMS Queen Elizabeth II, one of two aircraft carriers that are to be built in Scotland in the next few years.
The head of the Royal Navy said today that the British shipbuilding industry has a "great future" as construction began on the UK's most powerful surface warships to date.
AN AGREEMENT to be signed within weeks will help ensure defence work for the Clyde for the next 15 years, Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has claimed.