FORMER Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn paid a visit to a building occupied by climate activists.

Campaigners moved in to the former Hamish Allan Centre on Glasgow's Southside at the start of COP26 in response to the lack of affordable accommodation in the city.

While Glasgow City Council has raised health and safety issues, the group has largely been left to use the facility for food, shelter and campaign activities.

And this week Corbyn took a tour of the property to see the work going on there.

The politician is in Glasgow for the climate summit, which should conclude today.

On Twitter, the group, which is dubbed Baile Hoose, thanked Mr Corbyn for his visit - and threw out a challenge to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

They wrote: "Lovely to welcome Jeremy Corbyn to Baile Hoose.

"We hope he had a nice time.

"Nicola Sturgeon - we'd love to see you too!

"We're in your constituency and we'd really like to talk to you about what we're doing here."

Earlier this week Baile Hoose claimed that Welsh and Metropolitan police officers tried to force access to the property.

It was only, they said, when Police Scotland intervened that the situation "calmed" and the other two forces "backed off".

A spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed the force attended at the building around 3am on Monday.

Baile Hoose occupied the building on November 3 after spending several days making the empty structure habitable.

The move was in response to high rental prices in the city during COP26, which forced some delegates and activists to sleep in parks.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has also visited the property and installed smoke alarms in the building.

A Glasgow City Council spokesperson raised health and safety issues and said the building was "not safe for human habitation".

She added: “It was shut down, as it did not provide acceptable accommodation at that time and the residents moved to more appropriate properties.

"The council did not provide access to the building and it’s concerning that people have moved in.”