Extinction Rebellion carried out a further demonstration in Aberdeen city centre this afternoon, following action at the offices of Shell in Aberdeen.
The group’s famed Red Rebel Brigade marched from Aberdeen Railway Station to the Trinity Centre before crossing Union Street to reach the Bon Accord Centre.
The group, mostly made up of activists from Forres, turned hundreds of heads as they silently made their way through the city swathed in red silk.
Their outfits were to signify “common blood” shared between human and animals.
Mr Richards, who had travelled with the Forres group at 5.30am, said: “We’re here to make a statement, and that certainly seems to have been effective.
“This is the only Scottish group of the Red Brigade and it is really effective to have an actual group of north-east people highlight the situation in Aberdeen.
“This is the Moray group’s second time on a Red Brigade march.
“We’ve had a few fingers and some angry car horns but for the most part people are just curious to find out.
“This has been nonviolent and peaceful. We aren’t causing a stir – we just want people to take notice of the biggest issue facing us today.”
Before taking part in the demonstration, volunteers had donated food – rolled out by Shell earlier this morning – to a local Aberdeen homeless shelter.
During the march volunteers handed out leaflets entitled Burn in Shell which claimed that Scotland’s fossil fuel industry was “holding our economy ransom”.
Campaigners added that Shell were “failing in their most basic duty to preserve human life.”
Hundreds stopped as the Red Brigade made their way through the city, to take photos and speak with activists.
The group ended their protest outside Aberdeen City Council’s headquarters at Marichal College, around 3pm, before leaving for a “safe house” before returning to Forres tonight.
Passer-by Wilma Smith added: “It certainly is striking and I empathise with what they are doing. This should be more of an issue in Aberdeen.”