With new focus on the EU dimension, less has been made of another bedrock of SNP policy, namely dismantling Trident. Or more specifically, how this can be reconciled with the leadership’s enthusiasm for NATO. However, even if Scotland isn’t much interested in NATO, that doesn’t stop NATO types taking an interest in Scotland.
Marian Pallister, chair of Pax Christi Scotland, says the 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an important milestone for the global anti-nukes movement, but they have not yet reached the summit. I think that being a hill walker helps. When you climb a Munro – those Scottish hills over […]
As the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons moves closer to its 50th ratification, David Mackenzie examines the growing pressure the UK could be under to disarm its nuclear arsenal The 50th ratification for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is expected soon, and is likely to take place before the end […]
“Overall, the findings of ‘Unready Scotland’ are disturbing. Indeed, one local authority, West Lothian, was actually unaware of the regular nuclear weapon convoy traffic through its area via the M9. Not one of the surveyed local authorities had made any effort to inform their public of this particular threat to community safety.”