Scotland’s papers: The Queen’s Green Prayer and Biden’s ‘big’ M8 convoy

Caption, Many of the front pages lead with the Queen’s message to world leaders at the COP26 climate summit. The Times picks up on the Queen’s reference to her “great pride” in the leading role her late husband played “in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet”. Like many of the papers, it depicts the monarch giving her video address while wearing a green outfit with a butterfly brooch, which was an engagement gift from Prince Philip. Behind her is a photograph of the former Duke of Edinburgh surrounded by butterflies.
Caption, The Herald highlights the monarch’s message of “rising above politics” and “achieving true statesmanship”. It depicts what it calls a “remarkable” moment when world leaders, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden, pose for a group photo at the Kelvingrove Museum during an evening reception hosted by Prince Charles.
Caption, The Scottish Daily Express sees the message as “deeply personal” and “full of pride” for Prince Philip, who was an early advocate for environmental reasons. The 95-year-old monarch also reminded delegates that “none of us will live forever”, the newspaper notes.
Caption, The Scottish Sun also focuses on the Queen’s tribute to her late husband with the headline “Phil the Green”. Its front page shows a picture of the Duchess of Cambridge visiting a group of scouts in Glasgow on Monday.
Caption, The Daily Telegraph describes the speech, recorded at Windsor Castle on Friday after the monarch was forced to withdraw from a planned appearance on medical advice, as “her most significant intervention on the environment to date”.
Caption, The Queen issued a “deep personal ultimatum”, reports the Scottish Daily Mail, saying many of those involved in the climate summit would not live to see the fruits of their actions. The newspaper called this moment a “gripping nod” to the monarch’s “progressive year”.
Caption, The subway criticizes billionaires Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates for partying on “gas-swallowing” superyachts in the run-up to COP26 before flying to the private jet summit. It labels their actions as “hycoprisy’s height”.
Caption, Similarly, the Edinburgh Evening News questions President Biden’s decision to take a “large” convoy down the M8 after landing at Edinburgh Airport on Air Force One.
Caption, The Daily Star of Scotland also pictures the arrival of the American leader under the headline “Hot Air Force One”. “Nothing says ‘save the planet’ more than using a Jumbo and traveling in a procession on the M8,” the newspaper says.
Caption, The Glasgow Times says police formed a “ring of steel” to protect the U.S. convoy from a group of protesters at the Kelvingrove Museum. The arrival of world leaders to Glasgow for the summit sparked a series of demos across the city.
Caption, I-en reports that more than 100 world leaders will promise to end deforestation by 2030, in the first major agreement of the COP26 climate summit. The newspaper says that Brazil – where stretches of the Amazon rainforest have been felled – will be among the signatories on Tuesday.
Caption, The Daily Record leads with climate activist Greta Thunberg’s performance at a meeting with young activists in Festival Park, near the COP26 campus. The Swedish teenager led to screams about “climate justice” and “no more blah, blah, blah”, the newspaper reports.
Caption, Similarly, The Scotsman reports that Mrs. Thunberg “condemned” those who “pretended to take our future seriously.” Meanwhile, north of the river, world leaders are sitting “solemnly” telling stories of how climate change destroyed “lives and entire communities.”
Caption, The National focuses on Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s movements on Monday when she met Thunberg and Ugandan climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate. The newspaper highlights Sturgeon’s CNN interview as she said another Scottish independence vote “absolutely” would be conducted in 2023.
Caption, Away from the climate summit, The Press and Journal reports on the upcoming winter challenges for the NHS. It says the Scottish Government has written to universities in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow and appealed to medical students to work as porters and assistants to remedy a “shortage” of staff.
Caption, The Courier reports that police have launched a hate crime investigation after a 15-year-old boy was attacked and subjected to homophobic assault.
Caption, The Evening Telegraph reports on the living conditions of “dreaded” residents in what it calls “drug den” condominiums.
Caption, And the Evening Express leads with a pub owner who was taken with drugs worth £ 1,600 after shopping at work.

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