COP26 is around the corner and Frankie Boyle has joined other Glaswegians in reacting to the latest restrictions announced.

Several busy roads around Scotland’s biggest city are set to be closed as Glasgow welcomes up to 30,000 delegates from across the world.

Those expected to be in attendance at the major international climate summit include American president Joe Biden, French president Emmanuel Macron, the Queen and Sir David Attenborough.

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The conference, running from October 31 to November 12, will come at a time when governments across the world are being urged to tackle the climate crisis.

Along with several highly used roads around the city, Glasgow City Council has announced a popular walkway is set to close too for COP26 preparations.

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There has been criticism lodged at the council as many cycle lanes across the city close for the conference, with some pointing to the irony of such a measure during a conference on climate change.

Walkers and cyclists are now advised to avoid Kelvin Way amid a temporary closure.

Glasgow comedian Frankie Boyle was quick to notice, and joked about a way to get around the restriction – or any restriction in Glasgow.

Replying to the council’s post, the Scot tweeted: “The only way you can legally move around Glasgow is to form an Orange Walk.”

Other Twitter users agreed with the comedian, saying “It’s sad but true”, while another tweeted: “Frankie has a point. It seems everyone else can be stopped/re-routed”.

There was recently anger among some in the independence camp after a march in Edinburgh by All Under One Banner (AUOB) was rerouted.

Organisers claimed the move was unfair while Orange Walks paraded across Scotland as they got back to marching after many Covid restrictions came to an end.