MSPs condemn transport of nuclear warheads through Scotland


Twenty five Members of the Scottish Parliament have supported a motion condemning the transport of nuclear weapons after a nuclear warhead convoy was spotted travelling along the M74 motorway at the end of January.

The motion, lodged by Bill Kidd, Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, expressed “grave concern” at the regular transportation of nuclear weapons along roads in Scotland and pointed out that local authorities with responsibility for emergency planning are not given advance notice to warn them of warhead movements.

The motion was submitted after a warhead convoy was spotted by members of the Nukewatch network travelling along the M74 motorway, which skirts through the south of Glasgow, in the early hours of Wednesday 29 January. 

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