A GLASGOW Times video capturing the reportedly 10,000 young activists marching through the streets of the city calling for climate action has gone viral - after Greta Thunberg retweeted to her five million followers.

The 18-year-old Swedish environmental campaigner took part in the march from Kelvingrove Park to George Square yesterday.

Our veteran photographer Colin Mearns was capturing the historic moment through his lens when he took the opportunity to video the crowd. 

Glasgow Times:

He said: "When I was assigned to cover the Fridays For Future rally I knew it was going to be a massive event.

"I was keen to try and get a vantage point that would enable me to get a view of what I knew would be an enormous gathering of people.

"Luckily, a friend who lives in a flat on Argyle street very kindly allowed me the use of their window which offered a spectacular view right up the road.

"These events are always quite exciting to cover, especially when you are able to get a birds-eye view of the proceedings."

 

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow Times:

He added: "When the marchers came along Argyle Street the noise of the crowd was phenomenal and nearly drowned out the police helicopter flying above!

"Along with taking lots of still photographs, I shot a brief 20-second video clip on my phone which I think captured the scale of the rally quite well.

"I thought it was wonderful to see so many people, young and old marching together.

"As a father of three young children I’m very concerned about the climate crisis and If I hadn’t been working, I (along with my children of course!) would gladly have joined the crowd marching below my Finnieston eyrie."