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PICTURES: Climate change protesters say action and not 'empty words' needed right now as Ross-shire campaigners join Extinction Rebellion rally in Highlands


By Louise Glen

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Ullapool Sea Savers took part.
Ullapool Sea Savers took part.

More than 100 protestors in the Highlands called on COP26 to take drastic measures.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors from across the Highlands held a symbolic 'die in' at Falcon Square to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact of rising temperatures.

Members of the Ullapool Sea Savers environmental group also took part.

Organisers said that in spite of the inclement weather, they were thrilled with the numbers of people who took part in the rally.

A spokesperson for Highland XR said: "We had about 100 people marching through Inverness and listening to speeches and singing with talented singer Fi Macbean from Forres.

"We also had a drama from young people Calli and Shanna Gibb, who roped in their dad to take part.

"It took real commitment for people to come out on a stormy wet day like Saturday and we got our message across together that it’s climate action, not empty words, that will save Inverness from climate catastrophe."

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