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COP diaries: day ten

4th December 2021

Tuesday 9 November The pressure was ramping up by this point. It was Tuesday of the second week, and this time, on approaching the conference entrance, there were masses of protestors by the gates waving colourful banners happily in front of police officers. A bright yellow banner proclaiming “Indigenous Land Rights = Climate Justice” was ...


COP diaries: day six

18th November 2021

Friday 5 November The day got off to a bad start: for one, my adrenaline, much like the presence of the sun, had started to wane. For another, our print edition had turned up on perhaps the busiest day of the week. And lastly, though it was to no one else’s surprise, I was running ...


COP diaries: day five

13th November 2021

Thursday 4 November This was a day of protests rather than being on the inside of COP26, and it felt foreign not to be surrounded by the metal constructs and royal blue carpets of the SEC gazebos. Luke and Hailie had been covering an Extinction Rebellion protest in Cessnock which, it appeared, was a lot ...


COP diaries: day four

9th November 2021

Day 4: Wednesday 3 November I got tipped off about Princes Charles appearing at Kelvingrove Art Gallery for a car viewing, so I decided I may as well try my luck at the gates. Apparently it was a closed-off event, only for press on the list, but there was a slim chance I could ask ...


SRC and Glasgow University Amnesty International host ‘craftivism’ session for the Global Day of Activism

8th November 2021

Students gather to make posters for the upcoming protests in Glasgow regarding the climate crisis. Glasgow University Amnesty International (GUAmnesty) in cooperation with the Student Representative Council (SRC) hosted a craftivism session in preparation for protests surrounding COP26 and the Global Day of Climate Justice. Annika Kapp, Secretary of Glasgow University Amnesty International took Th...


COP diaries: day three

7th November 2021

Boris, Biden and Bezos: Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn diaries day three at COP26. Morning I’d learned my lesson from the previous day: turning up early means early. I’d asked some of the journalists I’d been with on Monday what time they came in for. “Quarter to six,” one said, a bit too matter-of-factly for a reference ...


COP diaries: day one

6th November 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn discusses her time inside COP26, day by day. Day 1: Sunday 31 October I’d applied for media accreditation at COP26 back in September, yet it was on the morning of Saturday 30 October, less than a day before the climate conference was due to begin, that I received official confirmation. Over the ...


Police expect up to 300 additional arrests a day during COP26

31st October 2021

10,000 police are expected to be placed in Glasgow throughout COP26 as arrests are predicted to rise. With COP26 taking place in Glasgow this week and next the police have warned of up to 300 arrests in response to the large number of protests that will take place alongside the conference. It is expected that ...