COP26: Cruise ship arrives on River Clyde to accommodate delegates as 25,000 government representatives prepare to travel to Glasgow

One of two cruise ships set to accommodate delegates has arrived in Glasgow ahead of COP26.

The Romantika, sailing under the Latvian flag, has arrived at King George V dock in Renfrew reports the BBC.

They added that the second vessel, the MS Silja Europa, will be arriving from Estonia in the coming days.

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COP26 will be taking place from October 31 and November 12 and 25,000 government representatives are set to be in the city.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 13: A general view of the Scottish Events Centre (SEC) on October 13, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 will officially begin on Sunday October 31 with the procedural opening of negotiations and finish on Monday November 12th. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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The First Minister gave a Ted Talk in Edinburgh ahead of the event saying that Scotland must "be careful" not to leave communities behind as it transitions away from oil and gas.

Ms Sturgeon stressed the supply of oil and gas cannot be turned off completely in the short term because that may lead to a spike in imports, as well as economic problems caused by mass lay-offs.

"We've got to be careful that we don't leave people and communities behind in that transition," the First Minister said.

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