Peace in 2021

An exciting New Year for Peace and Disarmament – A message from the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament We are looking forward to a truly momentous 2021. This is the year that sees the Nuclear Ban become a reality, with the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 22 …

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons due to become international law

On Saturday 24th October, Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – meaning that in 90 days, on 22 January 2021, it will irreversibly enter into force. Now the Treaty is due to become international law, nuclear powers need to engage constructively on nuclear disarmament. Featured …

Protection

By Alison Page, first published in the Lamlash Church Newsletter, Spring 2020. It’s Thursday at 8pm. I’m standing clapping in recognition of the NHS, the care workers and all of those putting their own lives at risk during this pandemic when I spot the Trident submarine lurking in the waters around Holy Isle. It sends …

Hunterston B nuclear reactor to restart

Here Scottish CND report on the news that one of the nuclear reactors at Hunterston is to be restarted, despite it being shut recently due to safety concerns. Radiation Risks and Nuclear Power in Scotland The Office of Nuclear Regulation have decided to restart Hunterston B nuclear reactor four. There are over 200 cracks in …

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorations

Hiroshima Day event in Arran, August 6th 2019 Arran CND group are planning a short reflective gathering at the Peace Tree in the main square (opposite MBS) in Whiting Bay at 6pm on Tuesday August 6th. Please join us if you would like to spare a few minutes to commemorate this shocking event and the …

Scotland: A Peace of History exhibition comes to Arran

The Scotland: a Peace of History exhibition, which commemorates 80 years of anti-nuclear campaigning in Scotland and 60 years since the formation of Scottish CND, moves from the Glasgow City Chambers to Arran on June 6th. It will be on display first at Arran High School, on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June, and then …

Arran CND: the year ahead

A report from Arran’s CND group, by Cheryl Burgess Arran CND has held its first meeting of the year at which there was enthusiastic planning of the year’s events. The centrepiece of the year will be the visit to Arran of the Scotland: a Peace of History exhibition celebrating sixty years of CND activism in …

A Celebration of Sixty Years of Scottish CND – Scotland: A Peace of History

By Mike Small The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has created a mobile exhibition featuring sixty years of the anti-nuclear movement in Scotland. Launched last month at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, Scottish CND has made a visual timeline with accompanying video testimonies from key figures in the nuclear disarmament movement. Scottish CND, which turned …

A March for Peace

On Saturday 22nd September, around thirty people from Arran’s CND group joined hundreds of demonstrators at the naval base on the Clyde, for the international anti-nuclear rally organised by Scottish CND.       A bus met us off the first boat in Ardrossan and drove first to Helensburgh and then onto the Peace Camp at …

Messages for Peace

On Sunday 5th August, people gathered on Lamlash Green and also in Lamlash Church hall, to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. There were several speakers on the day, including SNP MP Patricia Gibson, Janet Fenton of SCND and ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), and David McKenzie of Nukewatch. …