Pilgrims Welcome!

30oct2:00 pm5:00 pmPilgrims Welcome!COP26 Welcome and Pilgrims' ProcessionGlasgow Green, G1 5JZ2:00 pm - 5:00 pm OrganiserExtinction Rebellion GlasgowThemeFaith & Climate

Event Details

Meeting at Briggait, then on to McLellan Arch for a brief rally and ritual, and processing to Glasgow Green for a big Glasgow welcome! Join us for a colourful, joyful procession through the streets of Glasgow!

Pilgrimage groups are walking to Glasgow to raise awareness of the climate crisis and demand a fair deal at COP26 for the Global South. It’s a people’s walk for the planet, for people of all faiths (and no faith).

XR Glasgow, Young Christian Climate Network and pilgrimage groups are inviting you to gather at Glasgow Green to officially welcome the pilgrims and other rebels to Glasgow before we go for a family-friendly colourful procession through the streets of Glasgow.

For the procession, we are linking with artists and indigenous leaders to create a unique and special event with a serious message to COP26 to walk the walk, especially for the Global South. The processional sculpture Serpent of Capitalism and the flag art installation Beach of Dreams will form part of the day.

The Camino to COP and Pilgrimage for COP26 are inspired both by the faith tradition of pilgrimage and great justice marches of the past: the Jarrow March in the UK, the Salt March in India and the March on Washington in the US.

Dress: indigo, blue and light green

Messaging for placards: Stop killing the Global South, Fair deal for the Global South, Honour environmental debts, How many COPs do you need to stop killing us

Create your message: marginalised voices and communities and loss damage / climate finance.

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when possible.


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm