A shake-up of Army bases to accommodate a speeded-up return of all troops from Germany will mean the disposal of seven sites across the country, it has been announced.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the changes would save £240 million a year in running costs as soldiers are moved into "clusters" in key locations.
Returning forces will mainly be stationed around Salisbury Plain, Edinburgh and Leuchars, Catterick, Aldershot, Colchester, Stafford and the East Midlands.
With the size of the Army already being substantially reduced, however, it will also mean several other sites losing their military presence.
Those being made available for disposal are: Claro Barracks, Ripon, North Yorkshire; Howe Barracks, Canterbury; Craigiehall Barracks in Edinburgh; Cawdor Barracks in Brawdy, Pembrokeshire; and elements of Redford Barracks, Edinburgh; Forthside Barracks, Stirling; and Copthorne Barracks, Shrewsbury.
Around 11,000 British troops based in Germany will return home by 2016 under plans which will see nearly £2 billion invested in Army housing and bases.
That is 70% of the total and ahead of the plan to have half out by that date.
The remaining 4,500 troops will be back in the UK by 2019, a year earlier than planned.
Around £1 billion of the funding being announced will be go towards 1,900 new houses for service families and accommodation for 7,800 single soldiers. Another £800 million will be spent on infrastructure and refurbishment of bases.
Far fewer than originally anticipated of the returning troops will be based in Scotland, Mr Hammond confirmed - but insisted Scotland would still have "a little bit more than its fair share" of military personnel based on the size of its population.