1 Aug 2007: Brian Larkin, a teacher and peace activist who was arrested at Faslane South Gate this morning said "As a teacher I believe it is my duty to help children learn to cooperate and to resolve conflicts without violence. But it is hard to teach peace when our government provides such a poor role model and relies on the threat of massive destruction for its own security."
1 Aug 2007: Six teachers and their three supporters were arrested this morning for blockading the South Gate of Faslane.
Chris Bluemel, a music teacher and one of those arrested said "It is estimated that a replacement for the Trident nuclear weapons system would cost £76bn over its lifetime. Yet the UN estimates that just £8bn would be enough to provide universal primary education. As a teacher, I strongly believe that the latter would be rather more likely to increase our security."
30 July 2007: At today's Faslane Highland Games, which were hosted by Assynt Peace Group, the final game was a Tug Of Peace. After a few minutes of pulling the rope in front of the North Gate the police cut the rope and some of the participants sat down for a rest. There were altogether 5 arrests.