BORDERS-BASED climate activists braved the wet weather last  Saturday to join protestors of all ages outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

The campaigners – from Melrose, Newstead, Selkirk, Stow and Peebles – gathered in the capital to call on world leaders and delegates at COP28 to speed up their agreements and actions to protect the environment.

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Key demands of Saturday's global event were the phasing out of fossil fuels and firm commitments to generously compensating countries in the global south already suffering the most from the effects of climate change.

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There were also calls for the restoration of nature and the world's eco systems.

A spokesperson for the group said: “In spite of the rain on Saturday, the atmosphere at Edinburgh's event was warm and friendly, with plenty of inspiring speeches, singing and rhythmic drumming.

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“It was good to see supportive solidarity amongst protestors and a sense that there might still be hope for a sustainable future even though time has almost run out for the world to reboot itself.”