UNREADY SCOTLAND – Nukewatch Report

On August 20th 2017 Nukewatch published a report UNREADY SCOTLAND : the critical gap in our response to the transport of nuclear weapons.  

Based mainly on a survey of Scottish local authorities on routes taken by the warhead convoys conducted by MSP Mark Ruskell in the autumn of 2016, this report scrutinises the preparedness of the Scottish civil authorities to deal adequately with any incident or accident involving the convoys that transport the weapons.  

To find out about meetings to discuss the reports findings see here

Read and download the full report.                (or see a summary)
To request a paper copy of the report e-mail us here

Nukewatch gave the Scottish Government a copy of the report prior to publication. See an update with their response and our reply to them here.

As the Scottish Government has not yet agreed to conduct a review we have started a petition. Please Sign the Petition and circulate it to others.

If you live in a Scottish Local Authority area on a convoy route write to your council about their response to the survey.
If you live in England a more general letter to your council with some questions can be found here


Media Coverage about UNREADY SCOTLAND

20 Aug Sunday Herald No safety assessments carried out for nuclear convoys in Scotland
21 Aug The Ferret ‘Government Failing to Protect Scotland from Nuclear Convoy Crash’
21 Aug Renfrewshire 24 News Renfrewshire Council slammed by Green MSP over failure to plan for nuclear accidents
22 Aug RT   Scotland ‘wholly unprepared’ for nuclear weapons accident on its roads – report
25 Aug Helensburgh Advertiser Helensburgh ‘is prepared’ nuclear convoy accident
31 Aug Helensburgh Advertiser Letter to the Editor from Nukewatch in response to their article