The heavy blow of hundreds of job losses in Scottish shipbuilding has been softened by the announcement of new contracts that will keep operations in Govan going for more than two decades.
Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports on the response from the shipbuilders on a decision that politically protects those campaigning against Scottish independence ahead of next year's referendum.
The closure of the city's shipyard, which once kept the British Empire afloat, brings 800 years of power and pageantry to an end.
Everyone knows Britain no longer rules the waves, but we may never be sure of the motives that have kept Scottish shipbuilding in business.
The historic naval city and surrounding area has become vulnerable to big shocks like this and the prospect of new jobs is far from certain.