Frequently Asked Questions - Defence is among the most regulated of all industrial sectors, with security an important element. The Scottish Government is committed to working with NATO, the EU and the United States on key issues relating to intelligence, technologies and military/ i
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There are many Scottish-owned or based companies that have a long track record of working with the MoD on sensitive contracts and are already designated as ‘List X’ sites. This means that they have the necessary security clearance to hold information with a security marking of confidential or above.
The Scottish Government will negotiate with the Westminster Government to ensure that these arrangements continue and enable work to continue on contracts vital to the security of the Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.