Clyde shipyards wait to learn fate
30 September 2014 Last updated at 00:00 BST
A decision on the future of two Glasgow shipyards could be taken by the end of the year.
Defence giant BAE has warned that it may have to close one of its three major shipyards in the UK.
It has two facilities on the Clyde, located at Govan and at Scotstoun, and one in Portsmouth.
Will the basis of the decision be economic or political? BBC Scotland's Reevel Alderson reports.