A Perspective on Caution
Travelling across the UK, convoys carrying nuclear warheads frequently journey from Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment, in the south of England to RNAD Coulport, on the west coast of Scotland. They drive all through the year, undeterred by adverse weather conditions or night driving. This is a major transportation of arms, yet one that the wider general public are largely unaware of. In an attempt to expose the presence of these convoys, there has become a culture of filming them from the road, and following them to map their journey.
This series of photographs tracks a section of that journey. It retraces the path of the convoys as they drive towards Coulport, past Faslane Nuclear Base. However this journey is marked with a road sign warning drivers of the convoy, and urging them to drive with care. This stretch of road is a quiet one, surrounded by a picturesque landscape, yet overshadowed by an ominous presence.