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Scotland remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki

23 events will take place across Scotland to mark the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs. They will be held in Aberdeen, Anstruther, Ayr, Coatbridge, Dunbar, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Paisley, Peebles, Rutherglen and Stirling.

Aberdeen

6 August 8.30 pm. Fisherman's Hut, River Dee. Peace songs, poetry and short contributions from trade unions, community & faith groups, civic leaders and a speaker from the Japanese community.  We will then release 200 peace lanterns on the River Dee to commemorate the 200,000 men, women and children who died. Organised by Aberdeen CND, contact: Jonathan Russell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Anstruther

Scotland's Secret Bunker will be marking the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing with showings of the The War Game in their cinema at 11.30 am on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August.  They will also be  unveiling their Hiroshima photography exhibit which consists of 11 photos that were donated to the Bunker by the daughter of an RAF soldier who bought them whilst deployed to Hiroshima. There is a charge for entry to the Secret Bunker.

Ayr

9 August – 1 pm Nagasaki vigil at Wallace Tower, organised by Ayrshire CND.Contact Arthur West This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coatbridge

6 August, 12 noon. Hiroshima remembrance event at the Peace Garden,Drumpellier park, Coatbridge.

Dunbar

6 August, 11 am. There will be a Hiroshima vigil at the peace pole in the grounds of St Ann's Episcopal Church, West Port, Dunbar.

9 August 12.45 pm. There will be a Nagasaki vigil at the peace pole in the grounds of St Ann's Episcopal Church, West Port, Dunbar. 

Dundee

6 August Meet at 8.30 pm at the bottom of the Law for a Hiroshima march to the top of the Law where there will be a range of speakers

9 August  11 am There will be a Nagasaki vigil on top of Dundee Law.

Edinburgh

6 August 12 noon  Floating paper lanterns on the pond outside the Scottish Parliament. Organised by Edinbugh CND. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

6 August 6-7 pm vigil at the Mound/Princes Street. Organised by Edinbugh CND. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

6 August 6 pm Launch of WMD Awareness Project exhibition, “Nuclear weapons in Popular Culture” Gayfield venue, Gayfield Square, with Bill Kidd MSP.

Sat 8 August  1-5 pm Support for an international Hiroshima-Nagasaki fast with singing from 1-2 pm. 

Glasgow

6 August 7 pm City Chambers, George Square, civic reception. 

Provost Sadie Docherty – Welcome

Reading of Japanese survivor’s account – Chris Dolan

Historical context of the attack on Hiroshima – John Ainslie

Medical impact of nuclear weapons – Dr Alan Mackinnon

Music – Eddie McGuire and Arthur Johnston

Organised by Glasgow CND. Contact Alan Mackinnon  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

6 August 7.30 pm.  The first showing of a new film, "Above Us the Sky", will take place in the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. The film is by Glasgow-based artist Lin Li and is a portrait of Brian Quail, who is a leading campaigner against nuclear weapons in Scotland.

6-9 August Four day fast to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please join those taking part at the Concert Hall steps on Buchanan St from 2 pm to 4 pm each day on 6,7, 8 and 9 August. For further information email glw@catholic worker.org.uk

Greenock


A vigil to remember the victims of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima will be held from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm today (Thursday 6 August) in Greenock. There will be music and speeches, including from Ronnie Cowan MP and a local minister, in the Port n Harbour hotel. Participants will then follow a piper, Stuart McMillan MSP, to the Waterfront where flowers will be thrown into the water where the Vanguard submarines sail up and down most days. This has been organised by local people who want to see the end of nuclear weapons.

Helensburgh

6 August late evening Vigil on the beach at Faslane Peace Camp.  Tel 01436 820901

Inverness

Saturday 8 August 12.30 pm. Gathering in Bught Park to float paper cranes in the River Ness. Followed by a picnic lunch.

Irvine

6 August – 5.30 – 6.30 pm Bridgegate, Irvine. Organised by Ayrshire CND. Contact Arthur West This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kilmarnock

6 August 4-5 pm vigil at the Cross, Kilmarnock. Organised by Ayrshire CND.  Contact Arthur West This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paisley

6 August 7 pm Barshaw Park. Meet at 7pm at the Barshaw Park car park off Glasgow Road to walk to the peace garden. With Mhairi Black MP. Organised by Renfrewshire CND. Contact Duncan Macintosh  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peebles


6 August 7-8 pm Tweed Green Gathering to remember the suffering of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Rutherglen

6 August 2.45 pm Gathering at the Peace Tree in Main Street, Rutherglen (opposite the Town Hall) to lay flowers and hang peace cranes on the tree. There will be a minutes silence at 3 pm. Contact: Susan Martin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Stirling

6 August 7 pm Hiroshima commemoration at the Peace Garden at the Pullar Memorial Park in Bridge of Allan. Organised by Stirling CND. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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