The Scotsman cartoon: Ministry of Defence jobs

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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Scottish small and medium sized companies get less than 40 per cent of their population share of direct contracts from the Ministry of Defence new figures show.

The UK Government is preparing for the naming of the new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, which was partly built at Rosyth and on the Clyde, highlighting it as one of the benefits of Scotland staying in the UK.