Na­tional se­cu­rity se­cret HQ

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

A derelict build­ing on the edge of a Fife vil­lage is hid­ing a big se­cret, it has emerged.

Gate­side Mills has been re­vealed as the of­fi­cial ad­dress of a lit­tle­known think­tank which has set up an “in­tegrity ini­tia­tive” to com­bat Rus­sian pro­pa­ganda.

The In­sti­tute of Statcraft has reg­is­tered the dis­used mill in Gate­side, near Auchter­muchty, as its head­quar­ters with the Scot­tish Char­ity Reg­u­la­tor.

It de­scribes it­self as an in­de­pen­dent body ded­i­cated to im­prov­ing gov­er­nance and en­hanc­ing na­tional se­cu­rity.

It has a world­wide team of re­searchers and con­trib­u­tors from gov­ern­ments, academia and cor­po­rate bod­ies. One of its di­rec­tors is Oliver McTer­nan, who ini­ti­ated the first post-Kosovo con­flict talks be­tween Nato and the Bel­grade gov­ern­ment.

The in­tegrity ini­tia­tive is a Europe-wide net­work look­ing at the kind of dis­in­for­ma­tion the Rus­sian gov­ern­ment has been ac­cused of.

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