- Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 08:37
There are two key issues where Scotland’s voice is being ignored. One is EU membership and the other is Trident. Brexit has triggered the initial steps towards a second independence referendum. The prospect of Westminster renewing Trident, in the teeth of Scottish opposition, could push support for Yes2 well over the line.
- Published on Saturday, 21 May 2016 08:00
If you are driving on the motorway and see a red X above your lane, then you must move to the side. If there are red Xs on all three lanes then you must leave the motorway. But not if you have a nuclear bomb in the back of your truck - when, it would appear, normal safety rules don't apply.
At 11.55 pm on Wednesday 18 May, a 20-vehicle convoy transporting Trident nuclear bombs to Coulport, drove under three red Xs at junction 2 on the M74 at Dalmarnock in Glasgow. The blue lights of police vehicles at the back of the convoy are just visible in the photograph. The vehicles continued along a section of motorway which was closed to all other traffic. The convoy did the same a few miles later at junction 24 on the M8 in Govan, where it drove on a second closed part of the motorway network.
- Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 12:24
This a a short presentation given by John Ainslie at the Scottish Morning Star Spring Conference 2016 with the key points on Trident and the jobs involved and the case for a Scottish Defence Diversification Agency
Watch video here
For further reading on the topic please check our Trident and Jobs Report.
- Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 14:12
It would be really good if Scottish CND members and supporters could raise trident and related issues with candidates either by writing or e mail. Alternatively there may be opportunities for our members and supporters to raise questions with candidates at hustings meetings.
- Published on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:47
You have 18 days to tell Labour to ditch Trident
- Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 20:23
Don't cross now - there's a nuclear train coming
Scottish CND today condemned the transport of highly radioactive nuclear waste through one of the most dangerous level crossings in Scotland. According to the ABC Railway Guide, the crossing at Stevenston in Ayrshire has a Collective Risk Rating of 3 (Very High). A busy road crosses the railway track immediately beside Stevenson railway station.
- Published on Monday, 21 March 2016 14:04
Don't Bank on the Bomb is a campaign supported by a number of organisations within the Peace Movement. The campaign aims to highlight how some banks and financial institutions support companies involved in nuclear weapons production.
Don't Bank on the Bomb are keen to make the issue of support by banks and other financial institutions for nuclear weapons production a major issue in the forthcoming Scottish Parliament elections.
We are therefore suggesting that people raise the following questions at hustings meetings with candidates or directly in writing with candidates:
1. The Scottish National Party, the Labour Party, the Green Party are all against trident renewal, but the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme according to reports have invested 587, 000 pounds in 2015 in 3 leading arms traders including rolls Royce which manufactures the propulsion systems( reactors ) for Trident submarines . Would you support divestment of the Scottish Parliament Pension Scheme in companies such as Rolls Royce that manufactures components of the Trident nuclear weapons system?