DBOTB 2019 REPORT

Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland intends to launch the 2019 edition of our guide to nuclear weapons divestment in Scotland next week. The report details the nuclear weapons investments of Scottish banks, Scottish local authority pension funds, Scottish universities … Continue reading

Kazakhstan anti-nuclear campaigner visits Scottish Parliament

Yesterday Karipbek Kuyukov from Kazakhstan visited the Scottish Parliament where he met and addressed MSPs, parliamentary researchers and civil society members of the parliament’s Cross Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament. The visit was timed to coincide with Kazakhstan’s ratification of … Continue reading

How Scots can align with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted at the UN in July 2017 by overwhelming vote. Since that time 70 countries have signed the Treaty and 24 of that number have ratified it. It will enter … Continue reading

SCND JOIN HIROSHIMA FAST

SCND’s Iona Soper, Emma Cockburn, Janet Fenton and Brian Quail, and are undertaking a fast in commemoration of the atomic attacks by the US Government on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August 1945. They act … Continue reading

FIVE PLAY TAG AT FASLANE

Campaigners Reclaim UK Nuke Base for Peace on Anniversary of Nuke Ban Treaty On the second anniversary of the day that the United Nations agreed to ban the bomb Trident Ploughshares, in order to challenge Faslane’s legitimacy and highlight the … Continue reading

EDINBURGH BACKS ICAN CITIES APPEAL

Congratulations to Edinburgh for making a capital move this week, with Green Councillors introducing a resolution for the city to become part of the ICAN Cities Appeal. The Cities Appeal describes the threat that nuclear weapons pose throughout the world, … Continue reading

Climate Emergency & Nuclear Weapons

The Extinction Rebellion campers at Holyrood this week, and many of the commuters who listened to them at North Bridge road blocks, or the MSPs who came out of the debating chamber to talk to them are in now in agreement … Continue reading

West Dunbartonshire Joins Global Movement and Urges UK Gov. to sign UN Nuclear Ban Treaty

ICAN in Scotland Press Release 31st May 2019 – for immediate use At a Council meeting this week West Dunbartonshire approved a resolution supporting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), noting the catastrophic global effects of … Continue reading

Wey Forrit for Scotland – learning from Europe

In the week beginning 11th March 2019 a series of meetings were held in Glasgow and Edinburgh featuring European visitors and discussing peace-building opportunities and challenges in the context of Brexit, the future of NATO and the militarisation of the … Continue reading

Three Consulates and a Branch Office

Yesterday the Peaton Peace Pirates, a Trident Ploughshares affinity group attempted to call on the US, French and Chinese Consulates in Edinburgh and the Scotland Office as the representative office of the British State, in order ask them to engage … Continue reading