Christina McKelvie, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, supports Scrap Trident. She told us:
It is utterly reprehensible for any government to, on one hand, cut benefits to the weakest parts of society and then, on the other, continue to fund Weapons of Mass Destruction which, even if you believed in the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction, no longer have an enemy to target.
It is clear that the people of Scotland do not believe in the idea of having Nuclear Weapons on our land or within our shores. We can show the world, in regaining our independence, that we are an open, forward thinking and peaceful nation that has no wish to have these weapons, and they have no place whatsoever in a civilised world.