- Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:05
The STUC Annual Congress took place in Dundee between 14th and 16th April 2014
Arthur West, chair of Scottish CND, asked Johann Lamont leader of the Scottish Labour Party to clarify the policy of her party in relation to Scrapping Trident. He was attending the Scottish Trade Union Congress this week as a delegate from Kilmarnock and Loudoun Trades Union Council.
Arthur put the question to Ms Lamont during a question and answers session on the final day of congress on Wednesday April 16th.
Arthur said that the response to his question was disappointing as Ms Lamont indicated that it was the policy of the Scottish Labour to favour multi lateral moves toward nuclear disarmament. She said that her party did not have a policy in line with the Scottish CND position of Scrapping Trident at the earliest possible opportunity.
- Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 08:18
"This new report explains in detail how a Yes vote is likely to result in the removal of nuclear weapons from Scotland and in the London government deciding to scrap Trident. It shows that Scots have a real opportunity in September to have an impact on nuclear disarmament."
The 30-page report is available at: http://www.banthebomb.org/images/stories/pdfs/noplacefortrident.pdf
- Published on Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:48
Glasgow Demo - A Nuclear Free Scotland is Possible, Spring Walk for Peace took place on April 5
Speakers were: Nicola Sturgeon MSP (Deputy First Minister)
Lesley Riddoch (Broadcaster & journalist)
Rev Sally Foster Fulton (Church of Scotland)
Agnes Tolmie (STUC)
Sadie Docherty (Glasgow Lord Provost)
Martha Wardrop (Scottish Green Party)
- Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:16
The Spring Walk for Peace set of yesterday, April 1st from the Scottish Parliament.
Around 100 people attended the set off Rally and listened to words of encouragements and commitment from Public Health Minister Michael Matheson (SNP) Patrick Harvie MSP (Green Party) and Jean Urquhart MSP (Independent).
Other MSPs (SNP, Green and Labour) like: Bill Kidd, Marco Biagi, Fiona McLeod, Alison Johnstone, Mary Fee, Graeme Dey and Maureen Watt joined the first steps of the one week long walk for nuclear disarmament.
We received various messages of encouragement from other MSPs like Christian Allard.
First Minister himself sent us a letter of encouragement and support as he could not join the Spring Walk.
- Published on Friday, 21 March 2014 10:00
Two campaigners from Faslane Peace Camp were arrested morning aboard the Royal Navy submarine HMS Ambush at its berth in Faslane. Security at the site - home to Britain's Trident nuclear weapons and headquarters of the Royal Navy – was again called into question by the protestors' actions.
Speaking today following her release from custody, boarding party member Heather Stewart (29) expressed surprise at the success of the action. 'I am amazed and disturbed by the accessibility of the UK's top defence site. Up to eighty nuclear warheads are often stationed here, along with several nuclear reactors. We thought we could get in, but not that we would be arrested within meters of nuclear materials.'
- Published on Sunday, 16 March 2014 12:02
The Ministry of Defence are proposing to increase the amount of radioactive waste they discharge from Faslane and Coulport. An article by Rob Edwards in the Sunday Herald explains how this is the result of a projected in increase in the number of nuclear submarines at the base.
This comes just a week after the announcement that the MOD had kept secret for two years a radiation leak at the Trident prototype reactor in Dounreay. Following this incident the Scottish Government said they would introduce legislation to strengthen the powers of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).