Faslane Peace Camp Collection.

Title, Faslane Peace Camp Collection.

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/37

Title

Faslane Peace Camp Collection

Dates of Creation

1982 – present.

Extent

3 boxes and 1.24GB (843 Files, 56 Folders) of digital material.

Name of Creators

Faslane Peace Camp

Level of Description

Fonds

Administrative History

Faslane Peace Camp is a permanent peace camp situated across the road from HM Naval Base Clyde, home to Britain’s Trident submarines, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It has been occupied continuously, since 12 June 1982 and is the world’s oldest permanent peace camp. The camp serves as a daily reminder that nuclear weapons are opposed by many people and as a base for action against them.

It is well established with gas and wood-fired cooking facilities, solar power, telephone, internet access and a bathroom with hot and cold water, flush and compost toilets. Residents live in a variety of caravans, old buses and self-built structures. The land was leased from Strathclyde Regional Council for a peppercorn rent until 1996 when the council borders changed and Argyll and Bute Council subsequently obtained an eviction order. This was later overturned in an appeal before any eviction took place.

Over the years many actions have taken place at Faslane, and further afield, by the campers to protest against nuclear weapons through the use of non-violent direct action and civil disobedience. They continue to monitor the movements of submarines and nuclear convoys.

The camp and the actions taken, has varied according to the number and attitudes of the people who have lived there over the years – including families, babies and young children. At times in the 1980’s there may have been 30 at any given time, while nowadays the total is generally around half a dozen.

The camp has always had a self-organising, non-hierarchical, anarchist philosophy practised through mutual self-education. The campers agree to a set of guidelines in which to operate and everyone who opposes nuclear weapons is welcome.

Scope and Content

Administrative papers; Faslane Focus, 1986-2002; Photographs; Campaign materials; Newspaper cuttings; Ephemera.

System of Arrangement

Items have been arranged according to subject and record type.

Custodial History

Material collected by residents of Faslane Peace Camp.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

3 Boxes from the Scottish CND office and digital files from Jim Chestnut resident at the camp from 1985 -1990.

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.

Accruals

Further accruals expected.

Access Conditions

Open

Copyright Reproduction

Application for reproduction should be made to the Spirit of Revolt group.

Existence of Copies

No known copies

Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Glasgow City Archives and on the Spirit of Revolt website.

Publication Note

No known publications

Related collections

Other Spirit of Revolt collections (Ref: T/SOR) are held at Glasgow City Archives.

Date(s) of Description

Compiled by Paula Larkin (Project Archivist) September 2018.

1

Administrative papers

2

Faslane Focus

1986-2002

3

Photographs

1

Jim Chestnut Negatives

Jim Chestnut lived at the peace camp from 1985 – 1990. He took many photographs, these are the scanned negatives which have been organised in alphabetical order according to place. They contain photographs taken by Jim and others who lived at the camp at that time.

1985-1990

1

Barrow_in_Furness.   View on line and download options. 

2

BFNL.   View on line and download options.

3

Chapelcross.   View on line and download options.

4

Convoys.

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A1.    View on line and download options.

2

Albermarle.  View on line and download options.

3

Balloch.  View on line and download options.

4

Coulport.  View on line and download options.

5

Dumbarton Action.  View on line and download options.

6

Edinburgh.  View on line and download options.

7

Helensburgh.  View on line and download options.

8

Longtown.  View on line and download options.

9

Northgate.  View on line and download options.

10

Peacecamp.  View on line and other download options.

11

Rhu.  View on line and other download options.

12

Stoneymullan-Dumbarton.  View on line and other dowload options.

13

Whistlefield.  View on line and other download options.

14

Micellaneous.  View on line and other download options.

5

Coulport. 

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Polaris Area.  View on line and other download options.

2

Trident Area.  View on line and other download options.

3

Trident Construction.   view on line and other download options.

4

Miscellaneous.  View on line and other download options.

 

6

Demos.  View on line and other download options.

7

Dumbarton Sheriff Court.  View on line and other download options.

8

Edinburgh.  View on line and download options.

9

Faslane.  View on line and download options.

10

Glen Fruin Ramble.  View on line and download options.

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Glen Fruin Road.  View on line and download options.

12

Glenmallon.  View on line and other download options.

13

Greenock.  View on line and other download options.

14

Greenpeace.  View on line and other download options.

15

Helensburgh.  View on line and other download options.

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Holy Loch

17

Hunterston

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Loch Goil

19

Loch Striven

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North Camp

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Peaces Camp.

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Pedal for Peace.

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Prestwick.

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Rhu Spit.

25

Rosyth.

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Sea Action.   

27

USA.

28

Miscellaneous.       USA

4

Campaign materials

5

Newspaper cuttings

6

Ephemera