From Scottish CND: 72 years ago atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, destroying the cities and killing hundreds of thousands of people.
It is particularly important to remember the real effect of nuclear weapons this year when the UN have just adopted a treaty to make nuclear weapons illegal all over the world.
Please come along and support one of these local events.
Aug 6th, 12 noon -2 pm – Union Terrace Gardens
Yu Auki who lives in Aberdeen and comes from Hiroshima will be one of the speakers at the event.
Aug 5th, 11 am – 12 noon – Street stall, Bridgegate, Irvine
Aug 6th, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm – door to door leafleting session, meeting at the The Cross, Prestwick
Aug 9th, 12 noon – 12.30 pm – gathering at the Wallace Tower, Ayr. There will be short speeches, readings and an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear weapons attacks.
Aug 6th, 2 pm – Remembrance service at the peace pole in the grounds of St. Anne’s Episcopal/Methodist Church, Westgate.
Aug 6th, 8.30 pm – Dundee’s Hiroshima Day Law walk. Set off at 8.30 pm, arrive at the top at about 8:50 pm for speeches.
Aug 6 th, 6 – 7 pm – singing, poetry, speeches, crane making at Mound Place/Princes Street
Monday, August 7th at 7 pm – Scottish CND in conjunction with Glasgow CND have a gathering at the peace tree in front of Kelvingrove Art Gallery on Monday August 7 at 7 pm.
Meet at Scottish CND office at 77 Southpark Avenue at 6.30 pm to walk over.
Alternatively go straight to peace tree.
There will be a two minutes silence and reflection for the victims of the nuclear bombs which fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed by some brief readings .
Sun Aug 6th, 5 pm – gathering at Barshaw Park Peace Garden Paisley.
Meet at car park – off Glasgow Road at 5 pm to walk together to Peace Garden.
Speaker is Cllr Audrey Doig who is Renfrewshire Council rep on Association of Nuclear Free Local Authorities. Event organised by Renfrewshire CND.