Despite dreadful weather, 24 people attended an interesting meeting at the Ormidale Pavilion in Brodick about nuclear disarmament.
The meeting heard from the Rev. John Webster about the history of CND and the long standing policy of the Church of Scotland in favour of nuclear disarmament. Elsa Rodeck and Isla Blair of Arran Women in Black spoke about their regular witness for peace on Arran.
The inclusivity of Scottish CND was emphasised (being for people of all faiths and none, for pacifists and those who saw the need for conventional military forces, for supporters of all political parties and for those on each side of the Scottish Independence debate). After a full discussion it was agreed that there was real interest in forming a branch of Scottish CND on Arran.
Two key issues were highlighted in the discussion: How risks from nuclear conflict have recently been exacerbated due to the present challenging political climate and the need for increased awareness of this issue among younger people.
People can easily join SCND online or at the next meeting which has been booked for 2-4pm on Saturday 2nd December in the Ormidale Pavilion. Do come along to find out more.