Isobel Lindsay: The clear route ahead to a nuclear free Scotland
With the historic agreement on a Nuclear Ban Treaty at the United Nations, life long peace activist Isobel Lindsay highlights how the Treaty relates to Scotland.
THE UN CONFERENCE to draft a nuclear-ban treaty has just concluded. With 130 states participating, it was established to agree a formal treaty banning nuclear weapons to which individual states can sign up. It creates an international framework which presents a political and ethical as well as legal challenge to the concept and practices of nuclear 'deterrence’.
Obituary: John Ainslie, Scottish CND leader and peace activist
Long time peace activist and Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) administrator John Ainslie has died. SCND vice chair Isobel Lindsay, who worked alongside Ainslie for over 20 years, offers her thoughts on his long career as an activist and thinker who brought the disarmament movement into a new Scottish political era
ALTHOUGH his name might not be well known outside of political and campaigning circles, John Ainslie’s death on Friday is a great loss to Scotland.