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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorations

People across the world say never again. Every year, groups across Scotland - and the globe - hold memorial events for Hiroshima Day on the 6th August and Nagasaki Day on the 9th August. Details below:

Seventy-four years ago, on the 6th August 1945 the United States, with the consent of the United Kingdom, dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing up to 80,000 people with over 70,000 people injured and dying from radiation sickness in the following weeks and months.

The city was destroyed and over 100,000 people died from the bomb named "Little Boy". Three days later, the US dropped "Fat Man" atomic bomb on Nagasaki in Southern Japan, killing nearly 100,000 people - the majority of which were civilians.

PAISLEY: Renfrewshire CND will hold a Hiroshima Commemoration on Tuesday 6th August starting at 5:00pm meeting at Barshaw Park Car Park to walk together to the Peace Garden where the speaker will be George Adam MSP. 

GLASGOW: Scottish CND will hold a gathering in Glasgow on Tuesday 6th August from 1:00pm at the Peace Tree in front of the main entrance of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh CND will hold a gathering at Castle Street alongside Princes Street on Tuesday 6th August from 6:00pm until 7:00pm

ABERDEEN: Aberdeen and District CND will hold a gathering to commemorate the bombing of Nagasaki on Friday 9th August from 7:00pm outside Marshical College, Broad Street.

FASLANE: Faslane Peace Camp will be holding remembrance vigils across Tuesday 6th August and Friday 9th August, please visit if you can to support the camp.

ANSTRUTHER: A Peace of History exhibition will be at the Secret Bunker during the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fife CND will be holding a vigil on these days at the Secret Bunker and all are welcome to attend.

DUNDEE: Annual walk since 1981 on Hiroshima Day, meet at Law Road by the water pumping station and march off at 8:30pm then on 9th August there will be a meeting at the Law at one minute past 11 to commemorate Nagasaki. Contact Mike Arnott: 07951443656

PERTH: Sunday 4th August at the Hiroshima Day Peace Pole there will be a short peace walk between the two peace poles in Perth at St Ninian's Episcopal Cathedral North Methven Street to the Rodney Gardens - meet at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start.

ARRAN: Arran CND are organising a gathering at the Whiting Bay Peace Tree on 6th August at 6:00pm for a period of quiet reflection. All welcome.

DUNBAR: There will be a vigil service at 12 noon on Friday 9th August at the Peace Pole, St Anne's Church, Westgate, Dunbar. All welcome to attend.

AYRSHIRE: Ayrshire CND are organising a vigil and street stall at Kilmarnock Cross for Hiroshima day on 6th August from 5:00pm until 5:30pm and then on Nagasaki Day on the 9th August there will be another street stall and vigil at Bridgegate in Irvine from 3:00pm - 4:30pm

STIRLING: Stirling CND will hold a gathering at the Peace Garden in Bridge of Allan on Tuesday 6th August 2019 at 7:00pm to commemorate Hiroshima Day. All welcome.

TWEEDDALE: The Tweeddale Peace Group will be holding a silent vigil on Tuesday 6th August for Hiroshima at Priorsford Bridge, Tweed Green, Peebles. They will meet at 6:00pm for a half-hour of silence, remembering those who died at Hiroshima. At 6:30pm they will cast rose petals into the Tweed in their memory. Please bring rose/flower petals.