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Government restates Trident opposition

Scottish Goverment responds to open letter.

In July, the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre received a promising reply to an open letter sent to the Scottish government immediately after the Scottish elections in May. The letter was concerned with the Scottish government’s role regarding the removal of Trident and the wider debate on nuclear non-proliferation.

In the reply, Bruce Crawford MSP, the cabinet secretary for parliamentary business and government strategy, restated the government’s opposition to the possession and use of nuclear weapons and confirmed an intention to explore how the government might work with civic groups to take forward the campaign.

The letter also stated support for exploring opportunities around the International Day of Peace and for focusing on peace in 2014, which will be a significant year for Scotland with Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games.

Topics: Nuclear Weapons