'Hundreds' of anti-Trident protesters blockade Faslane Royal Navy base

Credit: STV

A large number of activists have arrived at Faslane navy base in Scotland to take part in a protet against the Trident nuclear deterrent.

STV News reports that hundreds of protesters began gathering outside gates at the base from 7am in an attempt to stop workers from entering, with the blockade due to last until 3pm.

The Bairns Not Bombs anti-nuclear demonstration from from Scrap Trident Coalition aims to see the closure of the Royal Navy base, is home to the UK's nuclear weapons system.