Who Are We?

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was founded in 1958 in order to try to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and to let politicians know that the people don't want them. You can find out more about the history of the movement by clicking here, or go to CND's website here.

On this page, we have some photos from the movement's history both in Stirling and across the country. If you have photographs or commentary that you'd like to contribute, please get in touch with us.

A trident submarine on the Clyde. All the UK's nuclear weapons are submarine based, with CND regularly holding protests at Faslane Naval base. A year-round peace camp has existed outside the main gate for decades.






The Stirling CND banner. Most CND groups have a banner (or 
several!)
that identify where they are from. When carried on marches, these provide a rallying point for local supporters as well as showing the geographical spread of opposition to nuclear weapons. Pictured right is the Merseyside CND banner, brandished by cold activists at AWE Aldermaston, where Britain's nukes are made and serviced.


Creative people have long been involved with CND and other peace movements. This sketch by artist and peace activist Dai Owen (of Chester CND) shows the 'Ground the Drones' protest at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire in 2013. CND is a member of the Drone action network, and you can find out more about these weapons of war by visiting www.dronewars.net.


Whatever the weather at a demo, a hot cuppa is nearly always appreciated, and Stirling CND is on hand to provide with our 'Jeely
Peace' cafe! Providing a much loved service at protests, marches and demos for years, activists and policemen alike have been known to remark on the cheerful service! Seen here warming up Faslane.

Unfortunately the sun doesn't always shine on Scotland, but in the wet weather there's often even more people clamouring for a cuppa! Money raised from Jeely Peace helps pay for the costs of demos, for Stirling CND's costs, and also funds donations to other worthwhile causes.





 
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