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Hiroshima Anniversary Events

A series of events will take place around Scotland to mark the anniversaries of the use of the first atomic bombs against Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  These will happen in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Irvine, Kilwinning, Paisley and Rutherlen.  Some of these are linked to Scotland's Walk for Peace.  On 14 August there is a conference in Stirling. 

 

 

 

ABERDEEN

Floating 200 peace lanterns on the River Dee at 8.30 pm at the Fisherman's hut, betwen Bridge of Dee and Duthie Park, off Riverside Drive. Aberdeen CND

 

DUNDEE

Dundee CND will hold their annual walk up Dundee Law to mark the Hiroshima anniversary on Friday 6 August. Gather at the foot of the Law at 8 pm and march off at 8.30 pm. Speakers: John McAllion plus Labour, SNP and Trade Union representatives.

 

EDINBURGH

Vigil outside St John's Church, Princes St, 6.30 pm Friday 6 August. Edinburgh CND

 

GLASGOW

Thursday 5 August - Peace Walk arrives in Glasgow from Rutherglen
Friday 6 August - 7 pm Rally at the Peace Tree, Kelvingrove Park (opposite Kelvin Hall) 7 pm. Speakers:Sandra White MSP, Drew Macfarlane (Equity), Martha Wardrop (Greens), representative of Peace Walk.  Music from Arthur Johnston. Followed by floating flowers and paper cranes on the River Kelvin, joined by peace walkers. Glasgow West CND.

Saturday 7 August - Peace Walk from Govan to Dumbarton.

 

HELENSBURGH

Friday 6 August - gather 8.30 pm at the Cherry Trees in front of Victoria Halls and travel to Rhu Spit to float paper lanterns at 9.15 pm.

Sunday 8 August - Scotland's Peace Walk from Dumbarton to Helensburgh (12 noon) and then Faslane Monday 9 August - Peace Walk from Faslane Peace Camp to Coulport; 9 pm vigil at Coulport to mark the Nagasaki anniversary.

Tuesday 10 August - 7 am vigil at Coulport then Peace Walk from Coulport to Helensburgh. 6 pm social with walkers in the United Reformed Church, Helensburgh, followed by a meeting at 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 11 August - 9 am - walkers set off from Helensburgh.

Helensburgh CND.

 

IRVINE

Street stall near Bridgegate House in the town centre at 11 am Saturday 7 August. Ayrshire CND.

 

KILWINNING
Peace Walk in Eglington Park  on Sunday August 8 at 2p.m. Meet at Car Park opposite main entrance to the park 

 

PAISLEY

Gathering in Barshaw Park Peace Garden, behind Barshaw House, at 7.30 pm on Friday 6 August. Meeting at the car park entrance from Glasgow Road. Speaker John McDowell, former provost. Renfrewshire CND.

 

RUTHERGLEN

Rededication of Peace Tree, Main Street, Rutherglen (opposite town hall), 12 noon ThuFriday 6 August. Joined by walkers on Scotland's Walk for Peace. Rutherglen CND.

 

STIRLING

Conference with the Peace Walk on nuclear weapons convoys. 2 pm Saturday 14 August, Methodist Church, Queen St, Stirling. Stirling CND