Campaigners are gearing up for an international rally at Faslane later this year.

The ‘Nae Nukes Anywhere’ demonstration comes as the UN Nuke Ban Treaty enters its second year and is set to welcome visitors from across Scotland and further away including Germany, South Korea, Russia and France.

Visitors will discuss the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), with guest speakers encouraging Scots to continue their fight for nuclear disarmament.

Janet Fenton, the vice chair of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, told the Advertiser: “Scotland has a very special position and role in relation to the TPNW.

“We are a distinct and significant part of a nuclear-armed state which so far has refused to engage with the TPNW, with Parliament and People as Scots who reject nuclear weapons and would sign and ratify the Treaty if that were possible.

“We want to be part of the global community which knows that when it comes to nukes the whole planet faces risk of mass annihilation and starvation until these weapons are banned and eliminated.This issue is not the preserve of the nuclear-armed states.”

The demonstration takes place on September 22 at 12 noon close to the south entrance at Faslane.