Upcoming Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversary Events in Scotland

Lots of events will take place across Scotland to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please see below for a list of events by city.

A boy releases a lantern across from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial on the Ota River. photo credit: https://creativesystemsthinking.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/1148911_351378288326446_1575028707_n.jpg

Aberdeen

Gathering and Peace Lantern Ceremony
6 August 8.30 pm, Fisherman’s Hut, River Dee
Peace songs, poetry and short contributions from trade unions, community & faith groups, civic leaders and a speaker from the Japanese community
Organised by Aberdeen CND, contact: Jonathan Russell jhamiltonrussell@hotmail.co.uk

Anstruther

The War Game film screening and Hiroshima photography exhibit
6, 7, 8 August 11.30 am, Scotland’s Secret Bunker

Ayr

Nagasaki vigil
9 August 1 pm, Wallace Tower
Organised by Ayrshire CND, contact Arthur West arthurwest7@hotmail.co.uk

Coatbridge

Hiroshima remembrance event.
6 August 12 pm, Peace Garden, Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge

 Dunbar

Hiroshima vigil
6 August, 11 am, Peace Pole, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, West Port, Dunbar

Nagasaki vigil
9 August 12.45 pm, Peace Pole, St Ann’s Episcopal Church, West Port, Dunbar

Dundee

March to the top of  The Law where there will be a range of speakers
6 August 8.30 pm at the bottom of The Law

Nagasaki vigil
9 August 11 am, on top of Dundee Law.

Edinburgh 

Paper lantern ceremony
6th August 12 noon, the pond outside the Scottish Parliament
Organised by Edinburgh CND, contact edinburghCND@yahoo.com

Vigil
6th  August 6-7 pm, the Mound/Princes Street
Organised by Edinburgh CND, contact edinburghCND@yahoo.com

Launch of WMD Awareness Project exhibition, “Nuclear weapons in Popular Culture”
6 August 6 pm, 11 Gayfield Square
With Bill Kidd MSP and Mark Thomas

International Fast for Nuclear Disarmament
6-9 August  Ellen Moxley is proposing to fast from 6.15 a.m. on 6th August until 12 noon on 9th and will be outside the Scottish Parliament at those times and for some of the time in between.  Protest and Harmony will be singing there from 1-2pm on Saturday 8th August.

Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb exhibition
6-19  August 10am- 5:30pm, 11 Gayfield Square, Venue 116

Trident Ploughshares Vigil
8 August 1-5 pm, near the top of the Royal Mile  contact tp2000@gn.apc.org

 “X Years Later” film viewing and discussion
8 August 5:30-8:30pm, 11 Gayfield Square, Venue 116
Donation requested

“White Light/Black Rain” film viewing and discussion
9 August 5:30-8:30pm, 11 Gayfield Square, Venue 116
Donation requested

Humanity and the A Bomb Exhibition
6th-20th August. An exhibition of photographs and artwork by survivors of the atomic & Hydrogen bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate EH6 6AD
Daily 9:30am – 9:30pm. Except the following times: Mondays 12:30 – 2:30pm, Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm,. & 6 – 8pm, Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30pm, Thursdays 6 – 8pm. Free event. No Tickets required.
Contact EP&JC for further info: 0131 229 0993.

Glasgow

Civic Reception
6 August 7 pm City Chambers, George Square
Provost Sadie Docherty – Welcome
Reading of Japanese survivor’s account – Chris Dolan
Historical context of the attack on Hiroshima – John Ainslie
Medical impact of nuclear weapons – Dr Alan Mackinnon
Music – Eddie McGuire and Arthur Johnston
Organised by Glasgow CND, contact Alan Mackinnon  alan.mackinnon2@ntlworld.com

“Above Us the Sky” first film viewing
6 August 7.30 pm, the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
Film about Brian Quail and his decades of opposition to nuclear weapons. more info

Four day fast to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki
6-9 August 2-4 pm, Concert Hall steps on Buchanan St
For further information email glw@catholicworker.org.uk

Helensburgh 

Vigil
6 August nightfall, the beach at Faslane Peace Camp
Tel 01436 820901

Irvine

Vigil
6 August 5.30-6.30 pm, Bridgegate, Irvine
Organised by Ayrshire CND, contact Arthur West arthurwest7@hotmail.co.uk

Kilmarnock 

Vigil
6 August 4-5 pm, the Cross, Kilmarnock
Organised by Ayrshire CND, contact Arthur West arthurwest7@hotmail.co.uk
 

Paisley 

Marking Hiroshim- a walk to the Peace Garden with Mhairi Black MP
6 August 7 pm, meet at the Barshaw Park car park off Glasgow Road
Organised by Renfrewshire CND, contact Duncan Macintosh  duncan1980@btinternet.com

Peebles 

Gathering to remember the suffering of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
6 August 7-8 pm, Tweed Green

Rutherglen

Gathering to lay flowers and hang peace cranes
6 August 2.45 pm, the Peace Tree in Main Street, Rutherglen (opposite the Town Hall)
Contact Susan Martin tomsue2000@yahoo.co.uk

Stirling 

Hiroshima commemoration
6 August 7 pm, the Peace Garden at the Pullar Memorial Park in Bridge of Allan
Organised by Stirling CND, contact kennethwardrop@fsmail.net