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2017 Scottish CND AGM & Conference

Please join us for our AGM and Annual conference at 

St Columba's by the Castle, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW 

on Saturday November 11 

( please note, this is not the venue originally advertised) 

Majority of Scottish Parliamentarians formally back new UN nuke ban treaty

With the mass signing today by all SNP MSPs a clear and cross-party majority of Scottish parliamentarians are now committed to work for the new UN nuclear ban treaty – the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons 1(TPNW).

At Holyrood all SNP and Green MSPs, plus three Labour MSPs (including leader Richard Leonard), and all of the 35 SNP MPs at Westminster, plus Labour's Ian Murray, have signed the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge2, which commits signatories “ to work for the signature and ratification of this landmark treaty by our respective countries . “ First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has also signed the Pledge. Today's signing comes just two weeks before ICAN, the civil society organisation that has worked for the Treaty, will receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo3.

Doublespeak on nuclear proliferation

Bill Kidd MSP attended the 2008 Preparatory Committee for
the Non Proliferation Treaty review conference in 2010 on
behalf of Scottish CND

Report on 2010 NPT conference

Clinton lost nuclear biscuit

President Clinton lost the "biscuit" containing the code for launching nuclear armageddon and it was several months before it was discovered, ABC News revealed.  One version of the story is that the biscuit went missing on the day the story about his affair with Monica Lewinsky first surfaced.

Statement on Fukushima

Alan Mackinnon, Chair of Scottish CND, issued the following statement on the accident in Japan: 

“Scottish CND expresses its deepest sympathy to the people of northern Japan whose lives and communities have been devastated by the recent earthquake and the resulting tsunami and nuclear accidents. But the explosions and likely core meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant were predictable consequences of relying on nuclear power generation - an inherently unsafe technology - especially in a seismically unstable region. The strategy of building nuclear power stations in coastal areas is common to Japan and Britain and even without an earthquake it makes them highly vulnerable to rising sea levels, coastal flooding and extreme weather events which are a feature of climate change. This accident comes only weeks before the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe. 

MOD consultation on scrapped submarines

A sixteen week public consultation by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on options for dismantling submarines that have left service with the Royal Navy starts today (28 October 2011). The consultation aims to seek the views of the public on disposal of the Navy's redundant nuclear submarines, which are contaminated with radioactive waste.

Scottish Green Party, Green CND and SGP conference 2017

Green MSPs have been supportive of the  UN Treaty to Prohibit  Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) ,  every one of them signed has signed the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge and supported the action at the Parliament the day the TPNW opened for signature.

CO Memorial Competition Now Open Deadline for Applications 15 December

CO Memorial Competition Now Open

Deadline for Applications 15 December

The Peace & Justice Centre and the Conscientious Objectors Memorial Committee are pleased to announce the Design Competition for a permanent Memorial to Conscientious Objectors to be created in Edinburgh's Princes St Gardens.

Artists are invited to submit applications by 12 noon 15 December 2017. A shortlist of three or four artists will be engaged to create designs for the Memorial.

View and Download the Brief Here.

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Background 

Following approval of our petition for a memorial to conscientious objectors the City of Edinburgh has committed to work with us to find a suitable location for the memorial.

Our proposal for a site in Edinburgh's Princes St Gardens will be considered for approval when we submit a design. We aim to install the Memorial by April 2019, the centenary of the end of the First World War for COs who were released from prison in April 1919.

SCND response to Gordon Brown on replacing Trident

The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament criticised the Chancellor for support for replacing Trident \"Gordon Brown has pre-empted the debate