Scottish Conservation Society

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Scottish Conservation Society

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Dates of existence



The Scottish Conservation Society (SCS) originally began as a regional (South West Scotland) branch of the UK Conservation Society (CS), but became an independent group under the name SCS when they found the CS unwilling to commit to a fully anti-nuclear stance. The SCS was initially created to campaign against the disposal of radioactive nuclear waste at Mullwharchar, South Ayrshire. In 1982 the campaign won, with plans by the nuclear industry being abandoned.


South Ayrshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Mullwharchar

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Functions, occupations and activities

Anti-nuclear campaigning; Environmental campaigning

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Authority record identifier

GB 1534 KM

Institution identifier

GB 1534

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the Construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)



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Created by Hannah Grout, 3rd November 2016


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