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Scotland’s roads thrown into chaos as security ramped up at Fife naval base in wake of Manchester bombing

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But the measures were still warmly welcomed by those affected as a ring of steel is thrown up around key locations

SCOTLAND S new national security level caused major road delays today as commuters got to grips with enhanced security measures ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May in the wake of the Manchester bombing. But the measures were still warmly welcomed by those affected as a ring of steel is thrown up around key locations including the strategically important dockyards and travel hubs in Fife.

Scotland's Roads Thrown Into Chaos As Security Ramped Up At Fife Naval Base In Wake Of Manchester Bombing

Increased security checks are standard when threat level is critical at naval bases

Staff at Rosyth Dockyard, an integration site for the Royal Navy s newest aircraft carriers, went through rigorous security checks this morning causing huge tailbacks towards Dunfermline and Edinburgh. Commuters waited for hours as traffic came to a standstill, while bus services were thrown into chaos.

A union chief said increased security at naval bases is standard practice during heightened terror threats. Bob MacGregor, regional officer at Unite, said: We at Unite welcome this decision which will give our members increased protection. The move comes two days after Manchester Arena was nail bombed by terrorist Salman Abedi1.

The Brit-born suicide bomber, 22, was unmasked 2as Theresa May raised the UK threat level to critical for the first time in ten years with up to 3,800 soldiers on the streets because another terror attack could be imminent .

Scotland's Roads Thrown Into Chaos As Security Ramped Up At Fife Naval Base In Wake Of Manchester Bombing

Scotland's Roads Thrown Into Chaos As Security Ramped Up At Fife Naval Base In Wake Of Manchester Bombing

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The frantic family of missing Scots teen Eilidh MacLeod3 are continuing their desperate search for her following the attack. The 14-year-old had travelled to see pop star Ariana Grande with pal Laura MacIntyre4, 15, when horror struck on Monday night. The pair had made the long trip south from Barra to see their favourite singer.

Laura s relatives received news last night that the teenager had been found alive in hospital and is being treated for serious burns.5

Scotland's Roads Thrown Into Chaos As Security Ramped Up At Fife Naval Base In Wake Of Manchester Bombing

Eilidh was last seen at the concert in Manchester on Monday night

Scotland's Roads Thrown Into Chaos As Security Ramped Up At Fife Naval Base In Wake Of Manchester Bombing

Two girls from Barra attended the gig in Manchester

Police Scotland announced this morning there would be increased security at sites across Scotland. Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: My thoughts and those of everyone at Police Scotland continue to be with those who have lost loved ones or who were injured in the attack in Manchester.

With the threat level now at Critical, we have now established a multi-agency co-ordination centre to lead and co-ordinate the response across the country along with key partners.

Police Scotland will be increasing our operations to protect the people of Scotland, our businesses and public places.

This may include a range of options aimed at increasing security at these sites, reassuring residents, businesses, workers and visitors so they can go about their daily lives as normally as possible.

Yesterday morning, we increased the number of armed police on patrol at key locations and the public should expect to see armed officers on foot patrol.

We are reviewing all significant events along with event organisers taking place within the next 14 days and will increase the security footprint around those events where it is deemed appropriate.

We have well-rehearsed plans to respond to major incidents and we will be continuing to work with our partners to address the current heightened threat.

However, there is no intelligence to suggest there is any specific threat to Scotland but I would ask the public to remain alert and report anything suspicious.

blast survivor

Family of Scots teen Laura MacIntyre hold hospital vigil as she’s treated for horror nail bomb injuries

TORMENT

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‘SO CLOSE’

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SEARCH FOR EILIDH

Family of missing Barra schoolgirl Eilidh MacLeod continue desperate search following concert attack

BOIL NAVY

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SCOTS CAUGHT IN TERROR

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‘Cowardice has a face’

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COUNSELLING FOR KIDS

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HARD TO SWALLOW

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WE WON’T BACK DOWN

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GRAFFITI SHOCKER

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CHOKE RAP

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I’M SHAKEN

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SCOTLAND TERROR REVIEW

Organisers say Barack Obama dinner, Scottish Cup final and Lisbon Lions events WILL still go ahead

BRUTE’S VOW

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ARMED POLICE ON ALERT

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DESPERATE SEARCH

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ARMED COPS ONLY

Troops WON’T be deployed in Scotland following Manchester attack – despite nearly 1,000 soldiers being scrambled down south

REMAIN VIGILANT

Police chief urges public to be ‘alert’ as armed cops are deployed across Scotland

However troops will not be deployed imminently in Scotland6 following the Manchester terror attack despite nearly 1000 soldiers being scrambled down south.
Police Scotland chiefs have declined to follow suit after Theresa May said the Army could be sent to concerts and sports matches .

World unites in solidarity with Manchester after Salman Abedi terror attack at Ariana Grande gig


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References

  1. ^ nail bombed by terrorist Salman Abedi (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  2. ^ unmasked (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  3. ^ missing Scots teen Eilidh MacLeod (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  4. ^ pal Laura MacIntyre (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  5. ^ last night that the teenager had been found alive in hospital and is being treated for serious burns. (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  6. ^ troops will not be deployed imminently in Scotland (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  7. ^

Parliament security chiefs working with cops on training programme for MSPs and staff on handling suspicious packages

HOLYROOD SECURITY TRAINING

MP, political party HQ and council building as well as two police bases were targeted within a matter of hours last month

HOLYROOD security chiefs are working with cops on a training programme on suspicious packages for MSPs after a spate of recent scares. An MP, political party HQ and council building as well as two police bases were targeted within a matter of hours last month with suspect packages in the mail.

Parliament Security Chiefs Working With Cops On Training Programme For MSPs And Staff On Handling Suspicious Packages

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Police stationed outside Scottish Parliament

MSPs were put on alert1 after three items were delivered to SNP MP John Nicolson s office, a party base and an Angus Council building in 24 hours. Security officials at the Scottish Parliament sent advice to elected members after one of the packages was sent to the constituency office of Nicolson2 on Tuesday, May 25.

Now they are working with police to develop special training for MSPs and their staff on mail handling and suspicious packages.

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BODY FIND

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A Holyrood spokesman told the Scottish Sun: Parliament security staff are currently working with Police Scotland to develop a training package on mail handling and suspicious packages. Two days after the incident at Nicolson s office, cops revealed officers were scrambled to the Scottish Police Federation building in Glasgow and to the Scottish Police College, Tulliallan, Fife after packages were delivered there. Two packages containing white powder were also delivered to an Angus Council building in Forfar.

The Municipal Buildings on Castle Street were closed off despite police saying the package poses no immediate threat to the public.

Parliament Security Chiefs Working With Cops On Training Programme For MSPs And Staff On Handling Suspicious Packages

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Police car outside Holyrood

The contents of the package were described as white powder type substances and are related to the upcoming snap election in June. Cops have launched a major probe into the incidents. An email from Holyrood head of security Becky Thomson was circulated around MSPs with advice from cops.

In the email, she said: Dear Members, between Tuesday and Wednesday, three suspicious mail packages containing a white powder type substance were sent to an elected official, a political party headquarters and a council building.

All packages were associated with the forthcoming UK general election . Police Scotland s enquiries into this matter are ongoing.

We enclose a letter from Police Scotland with some further advice regarding mail handling, suspicious packages and indicators of white powder .

We would be grateful if you would take the time to review this information and discuss with your local office staff . The same information has been issued to all elected representatives across Scotland.


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References

  1. ^ put on alert (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  2. ^ Nicolson (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  3. ^

Claims council has removed long standing security patrols

Nightly security guard patrols have been removed from Dundee city centre, The Courier understands. Guards have patrolled City Square and the surrounding area on 12 hour shifts for several years. Patrollers were asked to check in at points throughout the centre while attempting to curb anti social behaviour.

Now it s claimed the patrols have been dropped by Dundee City Council. Night shift cover on the council s Dundee House building has also been removed, it s said. Dundee City Council refused to elaborate on the reported changes, citing security reasons for the refusal.

However the administration notes changes to security arrangements at Dundee House and City Square in its annual budget report. The changes, the administration claims, will involve improved risk management and more effective use of technology (which) will enable increased efficiency in this area . But The Courier has been informed by an industry source that a long-standing security arrangement for guards to patrol both the city centre and Dundee House has been withdrawn.

In 2014, figures emerged showing the council spends around 40,000 every year on security guards for City Square. At the time, Councillor Will Dawson, city development convener, said: Costs of vandalism and graffiti have greatly reduced since security was introduced at City Square.

The presence of security helps to protect property, while offering reassurance for staff who work in the square. Earlier this month, figures were published showing the administration has spent 250,000 on maintaining CCTV cameras in Dundee over the last four years.

In the last financial year alone, the council paid 69,371.33 refurbishing some of its 87 cameras. The most recent update from the local authority shows there are currently five with minor faults which are not working. The peak expenditure came in 2013/14 when 74,046.12 was spent maintaining the cameras

Commenting on the figures, Daniel Nesbitt, research director of Big Brother Watch,said: Dundee City Council should be regularly reviewing its CCTV network and if the cameras aren t making a difference then they should be scaled back.