Could Scotland Cope with a Nuclear Weapons Convoy Crash?
- EDINBURGH: 28 Sept 6pm, Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thompsons Land, St John St, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Jointly organised with UN House
- HELENSBURGH: 2 Oct 7.30pm, Guide Hall, John St, Helensburgh CND
- EDINBURGH: 6 Oct 7pm, Yes Hub, 31 Lasswade Rd, EH16 6TD jointly organised with Edinburgh Yes Hub
- GLASGOW: 10 October, 7pm, Rainbow Room, Friends Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PS, jointly organised with Scottish CND
- STIRLING: 24 Oct 7pm, Stirling University, jointly organised with Stirling Uni Greens
- GLASGOW: 26 Oct 12.30pm, City Chambers, George Square. Contributing to a seminar organised by Nuclear Free Local Authorities Scotland.
The Nukewatch report “Unready Scotland” raises sharp questions about the preparedness of the civil authorities in Scotland to respond to a serious incident involving the transport by road of UK nuclear warheads, with its unique combination of high explosives and toxic nuclear materials.Its authors, Nukewatchers Jane Tallents and David Mackenzie, will set out the context for the report, its key findings, and comment on what response there has from the UK Ministry of Defence, the affected Scottish local authorities and the Scottish Government.
Nukewatch monitors and tracks the movement of British weapons of mass destruction from the atomic weapon factories in Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire to Coulport on Loch Long, where the warheads are stored and loaded onto the Trident submarines. Unready Scotland is based on a survey of Scottish local authorities on or near known convoy routes, conducted in the autumn of 2016 by the office of Mark Ruskell MSP and the observations and research by Nukewatch and other related campaigns over the years.
More information and the full report