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 £100 Billion. The people of Scotland are overwhelmingly opposed to nuclear weapons. We want Scotland and the world to be free of these horrendous weapons of mass destruction and we must act now to put an end to it. A broad-based coalition of groups came together in 2013 to call for the scrapping of Trident and the funding of human needs.
The Scrap Trident weekend 2013, 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.
Over the last few years, we have been mobilising in every corner of Scotland to create a mass movement, extra-parliamentary insurance policy to ensure that the political establishment has the impetus to act definitively on Trident removal. We believe that ordinary people who hope for a peaceful world have to keep the pressure up and ensure that this issue is at the forefront of everyone’s mind when it comes to making political decisions.