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Scotland

Trident opposition in Scotland puts UK under pressure

In May 2007, Scotland elected a minority government committed to getting rid of Trident.

Besieging the bomb

On 4 July 2005, during the G8 summit, 2,000 people blockaded Faslane Naval Base, home of Britain's Trident submarines, armed with nuclear missiles, and closed it for the day.

Affordable housing in St Andrews

2 May saw University of St Andrews students take to the streets in protest against the closure of Fife Park, one of the University’s two budget halls.

"I need to be able to look my grand-children in the eyes"

These days the Faslane machine, as far as can be seen from the outside, goes on as normal.

Faslane Peace Camp Needs You!

For 29 years it has been the frontline against Britain’s nuclear weapons. We need Faslane Peace Camp!

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Taking it lying down

On 18 May, the UK government announced its plan to spend several billion pounds over the next five years on new nuclear-armed submarines.

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Anti-Trident activism and Scottish party politics

Four years ago the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP), in coalition with the Greens, formed a minority Scottish government.

White Ribbon

On 10 March, Stirling hosted Scotland’s White Ribbon march, organised by men taking action against violence against women.

Free Heatherington!

I met Karen and Alice at the Heatherington Recreation Club student occupation at Glasgow University.

Opencast attack

In mid-March, activists at the Happendon Wood Action Camp disrupted the South Lanarkshire council planning committee meeting that gave approval to Scottish Coal’s plans to develop Happendon Wood fo