POLICE Scotland revealed that around 70 protestors have been arrested since COP26 demonstrations have started.

The UN climate talks began on Monday, November 1 and saw tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to urge world leaders to take action against climate change.

Police officers assisted at demonstrations almost every day since, making the COP26 policing operation the biggest in UK history.

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie, Police Scotland, said: "Since the start of the conference we have policed numerous events and protests, some official others unofficial, across the city and the country.
"We helped ensure that two huge marches through the city attended by tens of thousands of protesters were completed successfully. 
"With the exception of a tiny minority of protesters intent on creating conflict and compromising public safety, all of these events were peaceful.
"Police officers have had several hundred engagements with people who were protesting and have made around 70 arrests. 
 "I would like to thank protesters and all the police officers and stewards engaged in these operations for ensuring rights were upheld, voices were heard and peaceful protest was facilitated, while also maintaining the safety of all involved."