Scots Look Forward to Faslane International Rally as UN Nuke Ban Treaty Enters its Second Year

Today, Saturday 7th July the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will be a year old and Scottish campaigners are marking the occasion by gearing up for the international NAE NUKES ANYWHERE March and Rally at Faslane on 22nd September. The TPNW … Continue reading

Korean Border Peace Walker at Scottish Parliament Next Week

Next Tuesday (12th June) a special visitor to the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament will be Dr Rebecca Johnson who took part in last month’s historic women’s walk into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South … Continue reading

The big reason why we must never give up on independence: Trident

An excellent article by the musician and journalist Pat Kane. In particular he points out that a federal solution for Scotland would still leave us locked into the UK’s active deployment of nuclear weapons. Unlike so many ill-informed commentators he … Continue reading

First Week at the Non-Proliferation Prep Com

By Samantha KU     April 28th  The past week at the 2018 NPT Preparatory Committee (Prep Com) has been interesting, seeing the diplomatic process and meeting with campaigners from around the world. While at the Prep Com, several developments were … Continue reading

UN Scotland Intern on First Day at the NPT

The first day of the 2018 Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee was an exciting start to the two-week long event at the United Nations office in Geneva. I am the nuclear non-proliferation resident intern at UN House Scotland, a partner organisation … Continue reading

ICAN at work in Geneva as NPT begins

Update from Janet Fenton, vice-chair of Scottish CND La Pastorale in Geneva has as one of its purposes welcoming NGOs coming to Geneva to engage with the UN and provided a perfect setting in the sunshine for the ICAN campaigners … Continue reading

Challenge to UK to participate in Nuke Ban Treaty

In advance of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee which meets in Geneva from April 23rd over 30 UK civil society organisations have co-signed a letter to Boris Johnson, challenging the government to take its disarmament responsibilities seriously and in particular … Continue reading

New Global Ban Treaty Guide from Reaching Critical Will

A new resource about the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was released a few days ago – Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty_English print (1) print ready. A recording of the webinar is available here Feel free to print out, use and … Continue reading

Scotland and the Ban Treaty – Visit of ICAN Director

Beatrice Fihn, the director of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) spent Wednesday 14th March in Scotland. She started the day with leading Scottish feminist academic historian Lesley Orr, and then visited the Scottish … Continue reading


Beatrice Fihn1, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the campaign awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work for the new UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), will visit Scotland on Wednesday, meeting … Continue reading