Working to keep you safe near the water during COP26

Coastguards are working alongside other emergency services to ensure those in the river city of Glasgow are staying safe during the COP26 summit.   

Across the city’s waterfront Coastguard Rescue Teams are at a high state of readiness and are out daily, promoting and ensuring water safety around the main event areas.  You’ll see our teams out and about on foot but also using some specialist vehicles and personal watercraft all in the name of keeping you safe. 

📷 Kevin Paterson

Clyde Waterfront is home to some of Glasgow’s most popular visitor attractions and will understandably be attracting a lot of people during the COP26 summit.  

📷 Kevin Paterson


Peter Stewart, Senior Coastal Operations Officer said: “Whatever your reason for visiting, we are on hand if things do go wrong. However, we would remind everyone to respect the water because it will not respect you.”   



  • Check weather forecasts, be aware of changing conditions and tides and keep clear of the water during periods of bad weather  

  • Alcohol and open water don’t mix 

  • Water temperatures in the UK remain dangerously cold increasing the risk of cold-water shock 

  • If you see someone in trouble in the water, call 999 for the Coastguard 

📷 Kevin Paterson


Whether you’re local or in town for the UN Climate Change Conference, please stay safe near the water. Local restrictions will also be in place – please check.   

#CO26prepared #RespectTheWater #999Coastguard  

📷 Kevin Paterson

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