A DELEGATION of Scottish church leaders presented a petition at Buckingham Palace last week calling for increased aid to the world's poorest people, and the cancellation of Trident.
Bishop James Monaghan, president of the Scottish Justice and Peace Commission, was one of the delegation from the ecumenical Scottish Churches' peace team, that delivered the letter to the Queen.
While the group was at the Palace a vigil was held all day (October 29) at St James', Piccadilly.
The visit coincided with a walk by representatives from the Scottish churches from the EEC grain store at Dumfries to the Polaris Base at Faslane.
The gesture was, said the walkers, "to draw attention to the two spectres that haunt our world, death by hunger and death by a nuclear holocaust".
After going to Buckingham Palace with their petition, the Scottish delegation met Anglican bishops al the House of Lords and Members of Parliament at the House of Commons.
The petition was a follow-up to one presented at Balmoral three years ago.