The Royal Naval Reserve has two units in Scotland: HMS Dalriada in Glasgow and HMS Scotia in Rosyth and Dundee.
From 1961 to 1992, it was used as a United States Navy ballistic missile submarine base.
|Location||Cowal, Argyll and Bute, Scotland|
|Coordinates||55.987°N 4.933°WCoordinates:55.987°N 4.933°W National grid reference NS1713980778|
What military bases are in Scotland?
The Scottish & North Irish Yeomanry, 5 Military Intelligence Battalion and 105 Regiment Royal Artillery are headquartered in Edinburgh, 32 Signal Regiment and 205 Field Hospital in Glasgow, 225 Medical Regiment in Dundee, 71 Engineer Regiment in Leuchars, and 154 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps in Dunfermline.
The Royal Navy operates from three bases in Britain where commissioned ships and submarines are based: Portsmouth, Clyde and Devonport, the last being the largest operational naval base in Western Europe, as well as two naval air stations, RNAS Yeovilton and RNAS Culdrose where maritime aircraft are based.
Its sheltered waters have played an important role in travel, trade and conflict throughout the centuries. Vikings anchored their longships in Scapa Flow more than a thousand years ago. It was the United Kingdom’s chief naval base during the First and Second World Wars, but the facility was closed in 1956.
Naval Station Norfolk is situated in the Sewells Point area of the City of Norfolk, near the site of the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac (CSS Virginia), and is the largest naval complex in the world.
Are there submarines in Scotland?
The UK’s nuclear submarines are housed at Royal Navy bases in Coulport and Faslane on the west coast of Scotland, but “senior officials” have told the Financial Times that secret plans could see them moved to naval bases in the US or France if Scotland voted yes in a second referendum.