Media caption, MS Romantika arrives in Scotland to hostr the COP26 conference
The first of two cruise ships to host the COP26 summit has arrived in Scotland.
The Latvian-flagged Romantika moored at King George V's wharf, adjacent to the Braehead shopping center in Renfrew.
A second ship, the MS Silja Europa, will arrive from Estonia in the next few days.
Up to 25,000 government officials, media and activists from all over the world are expected to be in Glasgow.
Concerns have been expressed about the cost and availability of housing in the city for the climate summit, which takes place from October 31 to November 12.
Paavo Nõgene, Managing Director of shipowner Tal, described the decision to bring a second ship to Scotland as a "last minute deal ".
Every member of the United Nations has been invited to Glasgow, which means almost 120 heads of state are expected with around 20,000 accredited delegates.
Last Friday, it has emerged that Pope Francis will not be visiting Scotland, but US President Joe Biden has said he is "anxious " to be there and the Queen has confirmed she will attend.
Image caption, Delegates will take shuttles between King George V Pier and the summit location at the Scottish Event Campus
Meanwhile, Hfrance.fr Scotland has found evidence that squeezing available accommodation has pushed up prices in Glasgow.
A room in the city advertised at £ 42 per night on Monday is announced coeven paying £ 1,400 per night during the summit.
Fiona Hooker, of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland campaign, said the cost and availability of accommodation was "a huge concern " for activists attending the summit.
She said: "It 's amazing that they can charge so much.
" What people are looking for is this. is a place to stay with a local person and the chance to feel part of the wind. "
Nearly 700 households have registered in the COP26 host family network .
Managed by the third sector, the initiative asks people to open their doors and provide affordable or free accommodation to COP26 participants.
But Jillian Evans, head of health intelligence at NHS Grampian, told Hfrance.fr Scotland that she had concerns aboutropos of this plan.
She said: "People coming from different parts of the world, some where the vaccination program is not the same as ours, there are associated risks to that.
"Then you put people in contact with each other, in people's homes, and that increases the risk even more.
The COP26 world climate summit in Glasgow in November is considered crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. Almost 200 countries are being asked about their emission reduction plans, and this could lead to major changes in our daily lives.