The UK’s nuclear weapons have been based in Scotland for 50 years. And now, while spending on health, education, pensions and disability benefits is being slashed, the government is planning to replace Trident at a cost of at least £205 Billion. At the same time other countries are signing up the the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The people of Scotland are overwhelmingly opposed to these horrendous weapons of mass destruction and we must act now to put an join in with the majority of the world in banning them.
A broad-based coalition of groups came together in 2013 to call for the scrapping of Trident and the funding of human needs. We organised a weekend which began with a national demonstration in Glasgow on April 13th followed by a mass peaceful blockade of the Trident base at Faslane on Monday 15th.
In 30 Nov 2014 in the wake of the Independence Referendum we organised the biggest demo at Faslane for a decade. See the report here
In February 2016 we sent a big Scottish block down to the national CND demonstration. Then the week-end before Westminster voted through the decision to go ahead with the replacement of Trident 37 demonstration took place across Scotland calling for Trident No More.