Joe Biden and the Queen will stay in Edinburgh and not Glasgow during COP26 amid fears over security teams being delayed in traffic. 

With heavy delays on the M8 anticipated for the duration of the climate summit, VIPs will exit the motorway via a specially designated junction by which they can access the Clyde Expressway which is reserved for COP26 traffic.

The Queen will use her usual Holyrood residence, however it remains unconfirmed exactly where President Biden will stay in the capital. 

It comes as thousands of people are expected to descend on Scotland's largest city towards the end of the month as the most important climate summit of the decade gets underway. 

How will Joe Biden and the Queen travel to Glasgow from Edinburgh?

It looks like those staying in Edinburgh during the conference will travel to Glasgow by car. 

However, there are some concerns about moving VIPs through slow traffic.

Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: "Delivering such a complex event as COP26 means that some security road closures and restrictions may be needed in other areas of the country to facilitate the safety and security of world leaders, heads of state, delegates and local residents.

"We will work with partners to minimise local disruption and communicate in advance any road closures or diversions that are put in place, to allow for people to forward plan their own journeys."

Are there protests planned on the M8?

Thousands of protesters will flock to Scotland for the summit, with protests expected to take place on the M8, slowing traffic further. 

Police Scotland is understood to have been informed of planned protests near junction 19, at Anderston.

In anticipation of the demonstrations, around 2,500 Scottish police officers are receiving extra training in how to manage large protests. 

An additional 10,000 officers will also come to Glasgow to support Scottish forces throughout the event.