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     Scottish CND     magazine



A group of volunteers have been on the road around Scotland for two weeks. The Tridentspotting tour started in the heart of Glasgow on 17th May. We were joined by a British CND group with a mock missile, 20 feet long, which attracted attention in Buchanan Street precinct. The missile also appeared on the second day in Edinburgh, both in Princes Street and outside the Scottish Parliament Building. It was then sent on its way South to 10 Downing Street.

The tour continued with visits to Kirkcaldy, St Andrews, Perth, Dundee, Forfar, Arbroath, Aberdeen, Peterhead, Elgin and finally Inverness. The photo below shows our visit to the Buttermarket in Forfar.


The response to the stall was good, with the vast majority of people fully supportive of our cause. Twice the stall ran out of badges and had to be resupplied. Thousands of cards were signed opposing nuclear weapons and posted in a red box marked Scottish Parliament. Most people needed no persuasion about our cause and were perfectly willing to show their support.

In one part of the stall, people were asked to take a mock 5 note from a cut-out of a submarine and write on the banknote how they think the money spent on Trident should be used. The most popular alternatives were education, health and homelessness.

A big thank you to all who made the tour possible.

Scottish CND      magazine