Monday, August 16, 2010

Hiroshima commemoration events

Hiroshima commemoration events
A series of events will take place around Scotland to mark the anniversaries of the use of the first atomic bombs against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some of these are linked to Scotland's Walk for Peace which is taking place throughout August. (Peace walk details: )

Floating 200 peace lanterns on the River Dee at 8.30 pm at the Fisherman's hut, betwen Bridge of Dee and Duthie Park, off Riverside Drive. Aberdeen CND

Dundee CND will hold their annual walk up Dundee Law to mark the Hiroshima anniversary on Friday 6 August. Gather at the foot of the Law at 8 pm and march off at 8.30 pm. Speakers: John McAllion plus Labour, SNP and Trade Union representatives.

Vigil outside St John's Church, Princes St, 11 am Sunday 8 August. Edinburgh CND

Thursday 5 August - Peace Walk arrives in Glasgow from Rutherglen (see below)
Friday 6 August - 7 pm Rally at the Peace Tree, Kelvingrove Park (opposite Kelvin Hall) 7 pm. Speakers and music followed by floating flowers and paper cranes on the River Kelvin, joined by peace walkers. Glasgow West CND.
Saturday 7 August - Peace Walk from Govan to Dumbarton.

Friday 6 August - gather 8.30 pm at the Cherry Trees in front of Victoria Halls and travel to Rhu Spit to float paper lanterns at 9.15 pm.
Sunday 8 August - Scotland's Peace Walk from Dumbarton to Helensburgh (12 noon) and then Faslane
Monday 9 August - Peace Walk from Faslane Peace Camp to Coulport; 9 pm vigil at Coulport to mark the Nagasaki anniversary.
Tuesday 10 August - 7 am vigil at Coulport then Peace Walk from Coulport to Helensburgh. 6 pm social with walkers in the United Reformed Church, Helensburgh, followed by a meeting at 7.30 pm.
Wednesday 11 August - 9 am - walkers set off from Helensburgh.
Helensburgh CND.

Street stall near Bridgegate House in the town centre at 11 am Saturday 7 August. Ayrshire CND.

Gathering in Barshaw Park Peace Garden, behind Barshaw House, at 7.30 pm on Friday 6 August. Meeting at the car park entrance from Glasgow Road. Speaker John McDowell, former provost. Renfrewshire CND.

Rededication of Peace Tree, Main Street, Rutherglen (opposite town hall), 12 noon Thursday 5 August. Joined by walkers on Scotland's Walk for Peace. Rutherglen CND.

Conference with the Peace Walk on nuclear weapons convoys. 2 pm Saturday 14 August, Methodist Church, Queen St, Stirling. Stirling CND
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