- Published on Monday, 23 January 2017 10:15
Last year Scotland held numerous demos to oppose the Trident vote. Now we found out that Theresa May covered up a failed Trident missile test right before the vote. We must challenge the UK's bad decision. Negotiations for a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty start in March at The United Nations meeting in New York. The Ban is supported by most member states – but not the UK, and the UK media are not reporting it so far. It is up to us to tell the good news.
ICAN calls for an worldwide Week of Action from 10th to 17th Feb.
SCND and others are working with the Scrap Trident Coalition to make a big impression!
Are you willing to organise a street stall or arrange a photograph opportunity in your local area after work one evening or during the weekend in the week of action?
We have postcards and leaflets to tell the Ban Treaty story (from the SCND and Edinburgh Peace & Justice offices). We need everyone in Scotland to see them. You can ask your local MSPs to get involved and get everyone to register on http://nuclearban.org.
- Published on Friday, 20 January 2017 14:15
2016 saw their UK overtake Putin's Russia in defence spending top ten, according to Janes Defence Weekly by way of Bloomberg Markets
- Published on Monday, 19 December 2016 12:00
Scottish CND has received the very sad news that Eric Wallace passed away over the weekend .
Eric was a stalwart of Scottish CND and the wider Peace Movement for many years.
Up until recently he could be seen at the weekly vigil at Faslane
Eric was quite simply a tireless campaigner in the struggle to get rid of nuclear weapons from Scotland and the world.
He was also a very decent and caring human being . Eric will be sadly missed. His lifelong partner, Dorothy also passed away earlier this year. Our thought are with their families.
- Published on Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:17
Overview of 2016 (Gwen Sinclair)
Don't Bank on the Bomb (Arthur West)
Trident Shambles summary of report ( John Ainslie)
In court ... for opposing the convoy( Mary Millington)
On the Road again- straight form the Tarmac (Brian Quail)
Plus Editorial, Campaigning News and CND group report
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- Published on Monday, 05 December 2016 13:39
Arthur West chair of Scottish CND has written to Labour MSP Jackie Baillie after she characterised work undertaken on defence diversification as a "pig in the poke" in an amendment to a Scottish Parliamentary motion.
The original motion has been put up by a number of MSPs in recent days and is focussed on welcoming a recent report by the respected Jimmy Reid Foundation.
The Jimmy Reid Foundation report follows on from previous work undertaken by our former co-ordinator John Ainslie and former chair Alan MacKinnon . The report makes a compelling case for scraping trident and spending the money saved on decent things such as housing,health and education.
Arthur West said he was very disappointed that Ms Bailie appears to have dismissed this latest report on the important subject of diversification.
He said that in his letter to the MSP he had asked her to consider the substantial work that has been done on defence diversification issues.
Arthur West said it looks as though Jackie Baillie needs to give consideration to the issue of what society could do with money saved by scrapping trident. We now have a situation where in areas such as local government thousands of jobs have disappeared in recent years. Scrapping trident would give us resources and funds to sustain and develop jobs across socially useful areas of the economy such as quality local government services.
Chair of Scottish CND
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- Published on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:46
I have been representing Scottish CND at meetings of a campaign called Don't Bank on the Bomb . This campaign links various organisations from the wider peace movement in a campaign to discourage Banks and Financial institutions from investing in companies involved in nuclear weapons production.
The campaign is keen to get Scottish CND supporters and people from the wider peace movement to write to their bank and ask them whether or not they invest in companies which are involved in nuclear weapons production.
Hints for writing letters to your bank about involvement in nuclear weapons production -
1. At beginning of letter let the financial institution know who you are. Tell them that you have an account with them.
2 Tell the bank that you wish to enquire whether they have any investments in companies connected to nuclear weapons production.