Stop British Trident nuclear weapons, fasting campaign

This 4 April 2015 video, recorded at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, says about itself:

Bairns Not Bombs Scrap Trident. First Minister Of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Campaigners to join fast against Trident

Friday 31st July 2015

ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners announced yesterday that they will join an international “fast against nuclear weapons” next week.

The four-day protest, in which participants will only consume water, will start next Thursday in London and Edinburgh, as well as in France, Germany and the US, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.

Fasters in Britain will demand the abolition of Trident, with the London fast, organised by Trident Ploughshares, taking place outside the Ministry of Defence. There will also be peaceful protests and die-ins outside Parliament and Downing Street.

Trident Ploughshares activist Angie Zelter said: “I am fasting for real security for all. Nuclear weapons must be banned and the world community must work together to tackle climate change.

“Major political and economic changes must be made if our world is to support life in the future.

“Our presence outside the Ministry of Defence on this 70th anniversary of the nuclear war crimes committed by the US in Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a demand for change. Trident must not be renewed.”

First Glasgow peregrine falcon nest

This 2012 video from Scotland is peregrine falcon Glasgow.

From Wildlife Extra:

First Peregrines raised in Glasgow

Derelict flats prove ideal for Peregrines

July 2012. A pair of peregrine falcons, that set up home in Glasgow’s iconic Red Road flats, has raised what is believed to be the city’s first ever peregrine chick. The birds of prey became surprise tenants of the multi-story flats, found in the North of the city, after nesting on the 24th floor of the 27-storey building at 10-30 Petershill Court.

The empty building is due to be demolished by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) as part of the ongoing regeneration of the city. The first block was demolished in June this year.

Traditionally associated with the countryside, changing landscapes have meant that peregrines have had to adapt to living in more unusual places. Local resident Steven McGrath first spotted the birds, which are relatively new additions to Scotland’s cities, late last year.

Steven said: “I’d noticed the peregrines were spending a lot of time around the flats. As the first block was due to be demolished I was concerned the birds might be at risk if they decided to nest within them, so I decided to contact RSPB Scotland and others for advice. I’ve never heard of these birds breeding in Glasgow so I wanted to do everything I could to make sure they were successful.”

Ignored custom built nest

By law it is illegal to disrupt breeding birds, so to assist the nesting pair, GHA and demolition contractor Safedem funded a new purpose-built nesting box for the adult peregrines at a nearby block of flats at Red Road. The nest was constructed and installed by Central Scotland Raptor Study Group, assisted by RSPB Scotland staff.

Despite their efforts, the adult peregrines decided to stick with their original nesting site, where in spring they went on to lay two eggs. Great care was taken to safeguard the nest site. Steven, and volunteers of the Central Scotland Raptor Study Group, installed a research camera to monitor the nest. Despite one egg failing at an early stage, the pair successfully raised a single chick, which left the nest on 12th July.

Toby Wilson, of RSPB Scotland, added: “The Red Road flats housed many new families in their time, so it’s fitting to see the first breeding peregrines in Glasgow join that list. It’s been a real team effort getting to this stage. Thanks to Steven’s dedication and watchful eye, as well as the ongoing cooperation and support of Safedem, Glasgow Housing Association and Central Scotland Raptor Study Group, we’ve given this chick a good start in life.”

After leaving the nest or fledging, the young bird will continue to be fed by its parents for another 4-8 weeks, after which they will normally leave the area.

Recognised as the world’s fastest species, peregrines are renowned for their aerial mastery, reaching impressive speeds as they dive for prey.