- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:07
The video was made by The Third Force News and presents the Faslane Peace Camp and Scottish CND's message of support (Arthur West – Scottish CND chair).
Here are some ideas to get involved:
- Published on Friday, 10 May 2013 15:32
A new poll by Lord Ashcroft claims that only 34% of Scots want to give up nuclear weapons.
“The results contradict Scottish CND poll and other public research and the Coalition’s austerity drive is increasing opposition to replacing Trident as people think the money will be better spent elsewhere.” Arthur West - chairman of Scottish CND
According to this poll:
- 48% of the respondents oppose UK having nuclear weapons and only 37% support it;
- only 20% of the respondents agreed with the curent proposal which is to replace Trident with an equally powerful system;
- 50% were opposed to lease out Faslane to the rest of the UK, if Scotland was independent, and only 35% supported this.
Scottish CND poll, run by TNS in March 2013 revealed that 80% of those who expressed a definite opinion about Trident are against its replacement and we are extremely confident that these results are accurately reflecting Scots’ opinions.
Click here if you wish to see the motion lodged by Bill Kidd with regards to this poll.
- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:13
Yesterday the French Navy tested a strategic missile of the new generation M51 (launched from the submarine "Le Triomphant"). The test was a failure and the missile was destroyed briefly after its launch.
In response, Bill Kidd MSP lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament.
Motion Number: S4M-06488
Date Lodged: 07/05/2013
Title: Nuclear Missile Test Failure
That the Parliament notes with concern the news of the French Navy’s failed test of a M51 missile in the Bay of Audierne, off the coast of Brittany; understands that the missile malfunctioned during a test launch on 5 May 2013 and had to be destroyed while in flight; further understands that the M51, a missile designed for submarines, is 12 metres long, weighs 56 tons and has the capacity to carry nuclear warheads that are 60 to 80 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945; is relieved that there were no casualties as a result of this failed test and that the missile was not carrying nuclear warheads at the time; believes, however, that this malfunction serves as a reminder of the tens of thousands of nuclear weapons that it believes are held in the arsenals of nine countries that rely on technology that it considers continues to be proven fallible; is concerned that this incident was not reported more widely, especially as the consequences of such a malfunction of a missile with nuclear warheads in the same vicinity would have had a devastating impact on the nearby shores of England and many other bordering areas, and calls on the UK media to provide appropriate coverage of such events to make the public aware of the risks faced in allowing nuclear technologies to be pursued.
- Published on Sunday, 05 May 2013 14:23
The annual May Day was celebrated in Glasgow by marching from George Square to O2 Academy where the rally took place.
Scottish CND and Scrap Trident were well represented in the march. Patrick Harvie (Green Party) was one of our many supporters.
Thank you all for your dedication.
Cut Trident, not jobs.
For a full guide to May Day 2013 events check: STUC webiste.
- Published on Thursday, 02 May 2013 08:08
In evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs committee, two former senior officals in the Ministry of Defence have indicated that it will not be feasible to move Trident, in the event of Scottish independence. Sir David Omand said - "I do not see a feasible alternative site at reasonable cost." Sir Richard Mottram added - "It is not at all obvious that there is an alternative site for a deterrent of the current kind". Scottish CND has argued that, as a result, independence is likely to lead to British nuclear disarmament.
- Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:57
A new report from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs committee shows how critical the Trident issue is in the independence debate.
The report highlights the great difficulty of trying to move Trident to England. Scottish CND has argued that this will be virtually impossible. (Trident: Nowhere to Go)
- Published on Saturday, 27 April 2013 15:35
Over 3,000 people have added their pins to an online map to say that they don't want nuclear weapons in Scotland. To join them, go to naenuclear.org and place your pin on the map. You can then add your own comment.
The map shows that people in every corner of the country are opposed to the continued presence of these Weapons of Mass Destruction in our lochs and on our shores. A recent opinion poll by TNS BMRB found that only 14% of Scots support David Cameron's plan to spend billions on a replacement for Trident.