Scotland’s Referendum: Trident

Scotland’s Referendum isn’t about two different destinations; It’s a fork in the road. It’s about the nation we are, and the nation we want to be.

‘Scotland’s Referendum: Trident’ is the first in a series of posters that aims to show the Scottish public the real choice on offer: the positive changes our society can make with Independence, or the same old lack of action on the issues that matter the mostfrom the politicians at Westminster.

Vote Yes to scrap trident

  • All pro-independence political parties in Scotland support the removal of nuclear weapons from Scottish waters.
  • With independence, Scotland could spend those extra millions on healthcare, education or policing – using our taxes to improve lives, not end them.
  • We could use Faslane, where the weapons are held today, to harbour a navy that is better suited to today’s security situation – Trident is a useless relic from the Cold War that won’t keep us safe from the threats we face.
  • The Westminster government would struggle to find somewhere to put their nuclear weapons if Scotland refused to look after them – so Scottish independence helps global nuclear disarmament

Vote No to keep Trident

  • All the Westminster parties are committed to keeping nuclear weapons in Scotland, despite polls showing that a majority of Scots want to get rid of them.
  • Trident currently costs us £1.5bn every year, and Westminster’s planned renewal will cost up to £100bn over its lifetime.
  • Scotland harbours the largest concentration of nuclear weapons in Western Europe with 180 warheads, each of which is 8 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Every one of those warheads could kill millions of people.
  • Faslane remains a target for attack as long as it houses the UK’s nuclear arsenal

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Ross Colquhoun
Visual Artist and Blogger


About Ross Colquhoun

Ross Colquhoun is a visual artist, graphic designer and the director of National Collective. An alumni of Edinburgh College of Art's School of Visual Communication and founder of Human Resources, he believes that art has immeasurable power to influence people, to inspire ideas and to motivate change. He envisions a scenario in which independence would bring a new cultural confidence to Scotland.