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Finlay, 11, makes 1,000-mile trip to voice climate concerns

Young activist:  Finlay Pringle, who became interested in environmental issues after watching nature documentaries
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A BOY of 11 is travelling more than 1,000 miles by train to voice concerns at the European Parliament over climate change.

Finlay Pringle will be accompanied by his proud dad Geoff as he makes the trip from his home in Ullapool to Strasbourg in France.

The primary school pupil, who loves the outdoors and snorkelling, became concerned about climate change after watching nature documentaries. He will be the only Scot representing his country at a meeting of young activists.

It comes after he held a week-long strike outside his primary school in December, inspired by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, 16, who skipped school to raise awareness about the planet.

‘Everyone needs to understand climate change will have an impact on all of us and some people don’t care,’ he said.

Voicing his support for Finlay, Mr Pringle said: ‘The message needs to be heard.’