The director of a environmental group has praised Aberdeen youngsters set to strike to demand action on climate change.
As part of the Global Day of Action to mark the start of Climate Week North East on Friday, pupils from Cults Primary will be striking outside their school at the start of the day.
Later in the morning, more school pupils will be at Marischal College to call on the council and all local and national governance to take action on climate change. The youngsters will be making their voices heard at 11am.
Alison Stuart, director of Aberdeen Climate Action said: “We need action now on climate change, I am happy to see the young really taking this on board and driving the message home with these school strikes.
“As individuals taking small, and sometimes big, steps to reduce emissions can make a huge difference and we are looking forward to getting this message across to people in the north-east and offering tips on what they can do to make a difference during climate week.”
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The school strikes have gained momentum across the world, after being started by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
During the week more than 50 events will be taking place across the north-east up until March 24.
As part of this year’s line-up will be fairs, fun days, guided tours, walks, and workshops.