COP26: The story from Glasgow in 15 pictures


By Mary McCool
BBC Scotland news

Greta Thunberg arrivalImage source, Getty Images

As the official business of the UN climate summit took place behind closed doors, some of the most eye-catching demonstrations, passionate speeches and unusual stories unfolded on the streets of Glasgow.

The media frenzy for Greta Thunberg

It’s not often you’ll see an 18-year-old surrounded by police and clamouring journalists in Glasgow Central station – but Greta Thunberg is no average teenager.

During her time in the city, people flocked to venues and demonstrations where she was rumoured to appear, hoping to catch a glimpse or a quick word on camera.

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Greta Thunberg branded the COP26 climate summit a “global north greenwash festival”

After the first day of summit discussions, as world leaders enjoyed a glamorous VIP dinner in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, she addressed a crowd in Govan’s Festival Park,…

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