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What the media says about the COP26 Homestay Network

Ordinary Scots to welcome COP26 visitors with home sharing network

‘Amid disquiet over exorbitant hotel prices in the city via the UK Government’s official accommodation provider and rates being hiked by some home owners on Airbnb and similar sites, the scheme hopes to provide an affordable and accessible alternative for those travelling to November’s conference…’

 

‘…Kat Jones, COP26 project manager at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, explained: “We want to give people a real sense of place and make them feel at home in Glasgow. COPs tend to just come down on a city like an alien invasion and disappear again, but we want to help visitors meet ordinary Glaswegians and make connections. It’s also a way of making people here feel involved with COP26. I think there’s a real enthusiasm across Scotland, and not just across the climate movement, so we want to encourage that.” 

Article: Martyn McLaughlin, Sunday, 16th May 2021, The Scotsman

Image: Jeff J Mitchell via The Scotsman

Glasgow will be in the spotlight later this year when it hosts COP 26

‘Cathy finds out what’s been learnt from previous years and how one local organisation is trying to encourage visitors to experience some Glasgow hospitality by staying with a local family. With Kat Jones from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, and Bishop Philip Huggins, of the Anglican Church of Australia and a veteran of COP gatherings.’

Media:  Sunday Morning with Cathy Macdonald, BBC Radio Scotland