“We children are doing this to wake the adults up. We children are doing this to put your differences aside and start acting as you would in a crisis. We children are doing this because we want our hopes and dreams back.” Greta Thunberg
Students across Scotland will be striking for the climate today, Friday 24 May, to coincide with the second global school strike for climate – along with over 1500 locations around the world.
The strikes were started in August 2018 by the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg and have since been mirrored across the world. Students will be marching and protesting for urgent government action on the climate crisis.
There will be marches in Edinburgh from the Meadows to Parliament and in Glasgow from People’s Palace to George Square. There will also be static protests in towns and cities across Scotland, including Aberdeen, Fort William, Skelmorlie, Aboyne, Fort William, Peebles, Nairn, Stirling and Ullapool.
The last global strike on Friday 15th of March involved action at Kirkwall Grammar School and around 10,000 students across Scotland.
Orkney Islands Council declared a climate emergency on Tuesday 14th of May Orkney Greens Welcome Orkney’s Climate Change Emergency Declaration.
The Scottish Government and other local authorities have also done so.