The Scottish CND Global Ban Treaty Working Group are organising a public meeting on on Wed, 23rd of Aug at 7 pm in the Rainbow Room of the Quaker Meeting House (38 Elmbank Crescent Glasgow G2 4PS).
The United Nations Treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was adopted in July in New York. A Scottish Civil Society Team, including Scottish CND, and other Scottish partners in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons attended and participated.
This will be a participative meeting, so following a report back from those involved, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and raise issues.
Getting to Glasgow is not an option for all of us. However, we will try our best to stream this event online either via independencelive.net or our Facebook page. In addition, similar events will be organised in other areas.
Anyone who is interested is very welcome to attend this meeting.
Please pass the word round.
On the 20th of September, the treaty opens for signatures and becomes law when 50 UN Member States have signed. We still have lots to do so please keep checking our website regularly.
Download the leaflet for this meeting Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Meeting leaflet.
In less than a week’s time we’re marching together across the planet to support the Global Ban treaty on Nuclear weapons!
At the same time as the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in New York there will be solidarity events all over the world, including several in Scotland.
Events planned so far for Saturday 17th June are listed below. If there is not one in your area don’t be shy – go ahead and organise your own.
LIVESTREAM: Women’s March to Ban the Bomb! 5-7pm, at the Serenity Cafe, 8 Jackson’s Entry, The Tun, 111 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8PJ
Brodick, Isle of Arran. Gathering opposite the Douglas 4.45-5.15pm
Dumfries Gathering at Day Centre, Cumberland Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JX time tbc, contact: email@example.com,
Edinburgh, Demo with singing at 4pm-6pm, on the Mound.
Glasgow Gathering at Donald Dewar Statue 12.00 noon (Timing intended to allow people to attend at both Glasgow and another site if they wish)
Kilmarnock rally at 5 pm, at the Burns Statue
Ban Treaty Briefing Public Meeting – 18th of May 2017, Scottish CND Office (77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LE), 7 pm
A family fun afternoon with messages, music and circus skills to raise awareness of the United Nations treaty negotiations to ban nuclear weapons
Fundraiser event for the whole family on Sat 29 April, 4 – 8 pm in St Peter’s Church Hall, 46 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5 PS (Chancellor St entrance)
* Music & special guests including actor Dave Anderson (Gregory’s Girl & the bank manager in City Lights)
* Sean & Robyn Gray (Sean is from Paul McKenna Band)
* Circus workshops & performance by Ringmaster Parties (plate spinning, hula hoops, juggling, pedal go’s & much more)
* Short drama
* Games for all ages
* Refreshments & food available
The money raised will help send delegates to negotiations on a Global Ban Nuclear Weapons Treaty which will take place in June/July this year in New York. Most countries in the world are supporting the proposed treaty – and if the talks in New York are completed successfully this will be a major breakthrough in getting rid of nuclear weapons from our world.
This will be a fantastic day for all ages so please come along and bring your children or grandchildren.
Tickets: £5 waged, £3 unwaged
Free for under 12s & asylum seekers
£10 supporter ticket
Buy tickets here or call 0141 3571529 to book
Hiroshima survivors to visit Scotland as UN nuke ban talks get underway
Two survivors of the US atomic bomb attack on the Japanese city of Hiroshima will visit Scotland as the critical UN negotiations for a nuclear ban treaty enter their third day.
Reiko Yamada and Midori Yamada will visit Scotland next week as part of the Hibakusha 2017 tour. The tour is timed to coincide with the start of the United Nations negotiations on putting a Global Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty in place. These important talks take place after a historic vote in favour of a treaty at the United Nations General Assembly by 123 countries at the end of last year.
These two women were direct witnesses to the horrific consequences of nuclear weapons and their visit to Scotland is very welcome.
Wed 29th of March
The survivors will meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and have a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Thu 30th of March
They will travel to Faslane and Coulport to observe the nuclear bases and will visit Faslane Peace Camp. Members and supporters can join them at the Peace Camp at 3 pm for some tea at the cherry tree planted by a previous Hibakusha visitor thirty years ago.
Nuclear weapons Ban Week of Action – Scotland 10 – 17 Feb 2017
Many thanks to all individuals and organisations involved in this project, including Scrap Trident Coalition.