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Surely \flendy Vood would die at their hands? Her fast began on 7 December. The scots looked on in horror and inertia, but three days after Miss lvood's initial announcement and before the fast itself'began rhere had been three bomb scares. The first was ar the Dounrealy atomic reactor and led to 2,000 employees being urgently evacuated and the precautionary blowing-up of "two mystery boxes', by experts. The second was ar the ICI explosives factory in Ayrshire, ani the third was at BP's Grangemouth refinery.

82 83 7 GLASGO\T PUBS AND REPUBLICAN CLUBS The Scottish Republican Army are a Socialist army of workers, students and ex-soldiers who want to strike a revolutionary blow for Scotland. They are not connected with the APG, though they had talks in September 1974 at the Perth HQ of the APG. y 1975 THE Scottish Republican Army was first formed in 1916 when several veterans of the Scottish Brigade of the IRA who had seen combat in the Irish Civil W'ar returned home. One of the founders was Seamus Reader, who had organised the Scottish Brigade.

Although the explosion had been heard in the Bo'ness area on Sunday, 2l July, it was only after an anonymous telephone call to the Scotsman on the following day that police and represenratives of the pipe-laying contrictors found the damaged section. There was little apparent damage to the 30-inch-diamerer sreel pipe although police later said that aboutsixfeetof thepipe,whichwas due to linktheBP's tankfarm at Dalmeny with the Grangemouth refinery, had been destroyed. m. And another thing, this nonsense about the Scottish Legion.

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