Billy Connolly has joined Climate Strike marches in Glasgow. 

Evening Times reporter Carla Jenkins bumped into the Big Yin amongst the many taking part in the march.

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Thousands are taking part in a number of organised events as part of a global movement being called the largest environmental protest in history.

HeraldScotland:

Speaking exclusively to the Herald and Times, when asked if he was joining in Billy Connolly said: "I would happily join the march."

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And he praised those striking for climate change saying: "I think it's brilliant. You can rely on these young people to do the right thing. Get them off that boring Brexit and talk about the real things."