- Published on Friday, 08 June 2012 15:41
Nuclear weapons are regularly transported on the A82 along the shores of Loch Lomond. The route to the Couport nuclear base takes these convoys North from Balloch and then along the military road through Glen Fruin which was built to enable to expansion of the nuclear base for Trident. The photograph, taken from Loch Lomond Youth Hostel, shows a Trident convoy travelling South. Help us to get rid of these Weapons of Mass Destruction - add your pin to the map at naenuclear.org
- Published on Thursday, 03 May 2012 18:52
John Ainslie, Scottish CND coordinator, gave a presentation on the modernisation of British nuclear weapons at UN City in Vienna. This was one of a series of NGO meetings taking place during the 2012 Preparatory Committee of the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. (Presentation, notes) The meeting was to launch a new book: "Assured Destruction Forever: nuclear weapon modernization around the world". This has chapters on China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, UK and US, as well as sections on international law, divestment and political will. It was published by Reaching Critical Will. There are detailed reports and official papers from the NPT PrepCom on reachingcriticalwill.org
- Published on Sunday, 19 February 2012 10:06
A new report shows that there are a series of safety failings at the Trident base on the Clyde. The annual review was obtained by Sunday Herald journalist Rob Edwards. It lists 13 areas of which 9 were "below standard" and 2 were "significantly below standard". SNP defence spokesperson Angus Robertson MP said the failings "clearly put lives at risk".
- Published on Monday, 30 January 2012 07:51
A new report from Scottish CND looks in detail at potential alternative locations for Trident and argues that none of these are viable.
Arthur West, Scottish CND chair, said:
"Scotland could make a major contribution to nuclear disarmament with international implications. Over the years nuclear weapons have been imposed on Scotland but now we have an opportunity to make a difference and to put an end to Weapons of Mass Destruction in Britain". Download the report.