Frequently Asked Questions - Will Scotland be able to protect itself against terrorist attacks?
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Yes. Scotland will have the ability to protect our citizens as other independent countries do.
The primary responsibility of government is to ensure the security of its citizens and to protect them, their property and way of life against threats. An independent Scotland will have national security arrangements that reflect Scotland’s specific needs and values, recognising the risks and threats we face. It will be based on a full review of security requirements and on a regular assessment of threats.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.