EXTINCTION Rebellion Scotland have dumped a load of manure at BP offices in Dyce, Aberdeen in protest at the oil giant's "newest green PR spin".

The campaigners say they want to "remind local government, national government and the public that BP are full of s***". 

It follows the firm joining forces with Aberdeen City Council last month to "decarbonise the city" and become a "climate positive city."

They plan to offset emissions from homes, transport, farming and industry completely by, for example, planting trees.

BP has already agreed a similar partnership with Houston, Texas.

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Aberdeen-based Extinction Rebellion activist, Yolanda Cowen said: "You wouldn’t trust a tobacco company to provide cancer care, so why are our political representatives allowing the least trustworthy company to muscle in on the most pressing issue of our time?

"They are literally the last people who should be asked. Based on the evidence - their track record - BP will always put their profits before anything else. This has moved past greenwashing, this is gaslighting.”

Mim Black, from the campaign group, agreed. She said: “BP’s net zero commitments are full of bullshit. They have spent millions on rebranding before with ‘Beyond Petroleum’, while extracting countless barrels of oil and committing human rights abuses in pursuit of profit.

"Their newest attempt at rebranding, their net zero commitments, are straight out of the PR playbook. We know what a poorly managed transition looks like, and we are heading that way in Aberdeen again. 

The National:

"It’s time to get BP out of the decision making room. They will never put themselves out of business, they will never put people before profit.” 

A spokesman for BP defended the partnership.

He said: “We arrived at our net zero ambition and strategy through constructive dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, including many challenging voices – this was driven by dialogue, not by stunts.

“Our strategy is clear - by the end of the decade we aim to have developed ‎around 50 gigawatts of net renewable generating capacity – a 20-fold increase. We also aim increase our annual low carbon investment 10-fold to around $5 billion and we plan to cut our oil ‎and gas production by 40%.

“Many climate leaders have welcomed this strategic pivot from International Oil Company to Integrated Energy Company, but we recognize that some remain sceptical and that we must demonstrate through our transformation that we are on target for net zero by 2050 or sooner.”

Aberdeen City Council declined to comment.