Campaigners in Scottish CND, Trident Ploughshares, Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre, MEDACT, Northern Friends Peace Board, UN House Scotland, Scottish WILPF, Mayors for Peace and Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland working with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Public Letter on the contest for the leadership of the SNP
“While the Scottish Government is unable to become a Party to the Treaty, as First Minister I strongly support the principles of the Treaty and the work of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. An independent Scotland would be a keen signatory and I hope the day we can do that is not far off.” (Nicola Sturgeon 2022)
We are delighted that, along with all SNP and Scottish Green parliamentarians and some from the Labour party, each of the candidates for SNP leadership has signed the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge, – a commitment to support and advance the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
We see that commitment as a key expression of the Scottish wish to share in the worldwide campaign to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons, and we look forward to seeing that commitment grow and find new practical expression.
Scotland’s determined stance on nuclear weapons attracts interest and approval from across the globe, as does its leadership on the road to Net Zero. ICAN partners in Scotland in turn pledge to continue to offer our support and resources to our parliament and government as they contribute their response to these twin existential crises on behalf of all humanity.