Climate change campaigners lined the streets of Forres yesterday in support of global strike action to help raise awareness of endangered species.
Dozens of residents of all ages gathered on the town’s High Street to take part in a peaceful protest campaigning for further action to tackle the issue.
School children from across Moray also took the day off to lead the march, with some participants dressing up as animals such as eagles, frogs and tigers in an effort to raise the profile of endangered species.
Simon Clark, 60, a member of Forres Extinction Rebellion Group, was among the masterminds behind the protest.
He said: “The call is to government and power to tell the people the whole truth about what the scientists are saying about what will happen to the earth if we don’t fundamentally change our ways now.”
The march was held in honour of the Global Climate Strikes inspired by fellow campaigner Greta Thunberg.
Fay Blackburn, 77, from Findhorn has been a volunteer with Highland conservation group Trees for Life for more than 30 years.
She said: “It’s a very important subject. We need to get the government and politicians to sit up and realise that this is not okay.
“They are still allowing fracking and not encouraging more awareness of all these problems they are just going on.
“Like it says, there is no time for business as usual and that’s absolutely right.”