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Scotland remembers Hiroshima

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21 events will take place across Scotland to mark the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs. They will be held in Aberdeen, Anstruther, Ayr, Coatbridge, Dunbar, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Paisley, Rutherglen and Stirling.  (From Scottish CND)

Aberdeen 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.  We will then release 200 peace lanterns on the River Dee to commemorate the 200,000 men, women and children who died. Organised by Aberdeen CND, contact: Jonathan Russell

Anstruther Scotland's Secret Bunker will be marking the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing with showings of the The War Game in their cinema at 11.30 am on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August. There is a charge for entry to the Secret Bunker.

Ayr  9 August – 1 pm Nagasaki vigil at Wallace Tower, organised by Ayrshire CND.Contact Arthur West

Coatbridge  6 August, 12 noon. Hiroshima remembrance event at the Peace Garden, Drumpellier park, Coatbridge.

Dunbar  6 August, 11 am. There will be a Hiroshima vigil at the peace pole in the grounds of St Ann's Episcopal Church, West Port, Dunbar.  9 August 12.45 pm. There will be a Nagasaki vigil at the peace pole in the grounds of St Ann's Episcopal Church, West Port, Dunbar.

Dundee  6 August Meet at 8.30 pm at the bottom of the Law for a march to the top of the Law where there will be a gathering to remember Hiroshima with a range of speakers. Organised by Dundee CND. 9 August 11 am There will be a Nagasaki vigil on top of Dundee Law. Organised by Dundee CND.

Edinburgh  6 August 12 noon  Floating paper lanterns on the pond outside the Scottish Parliament. Organised by Edinbugh CND. Contact  6 August 6-7 pm vigil at the Mound/Princes Street. Organised by Edinbugh CND. Contact    6 August 6 pm Launch of WMD Awareness Project exhibition, “Nuclear weapons in Popular Culture” Gayfield venue, Gayfield Square, with Bill Kidd MSP.   Sat 8 August  1-5 pm Top of the Royal Mile. Support for an international Hiroshima-Nagasaki fast with singing from 1-2 pm.

Glasgow  6 August 7 pm.  CND members and supporters are invited to a civic reception in the 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    6 August 7.30 pm.  The first showing of a new film, "Above Us the Sky", will take place in the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. The film is by Glasgow-based artist Lin Li and is a portrait of Brian Quail, who is a leading campaigner against nuclear weapons in Scotland.   6-9 August Four day fast to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please join those taking part at the Concert Hall steps on Buchanan St from 2 pm to 4 pm each day on 6,7, 8 and 9 August. For further information email glw@catholic

Helensburgh  6 August late evening Vigil on the beach at Faslane Peace Camp.  Tel 01436 820901

Irvine  6 August – 5.30 – 6.30 pm Bridgegate, Irvine. Organised by Ayrshire CND. Contact Arthur West

Kilmarnock  6 August 4-5 pm vigil at the Cross, Kilmarnock. Organised by Ayrshire CND.  Contact Arthur West

Paisley  6 August 7 pm Barshaw Park. Meet at 7pm at the Barshaw Park car park off Glasgow Road to walk to the peace garden. With Mhairi Black MP. Organised by Renfrewshire CND. Contact Duncan Macintosh

Rutherglen   6 August 2.45 pm Gathering at the Peace Tree in Main Street, Rutherglen (opposite the Town Hall) to lay flowers and hang peace cranes on the tree. There will be a minutes silence at 3 pm. Contact: Susan Martin

Stirling  6 August 7 pm Hiroshima commemoration at the Peace Garden at the Pullar Memorial Park in Bridge of Allan. Organised by Stirling CND. Contact

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