Community groups can apply for free tickets
Activist Greta Thunberg is returning to Scotland take part in an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
It’s Not Too Late To Change The World will take place at the Edinburgh Playhouse on August 13 and will chaired by writer and broadcaster Gemma Cairney.
It will be Thunberg’s first public appearance in Scotland since her visit to Glasgow for COP26, the UN climate change conference, in November 2021.
Nick Barley, director of the book festival, said: “Nobody speaks truth to power quite like Greta Thunberg: her words and actions have given hope to countless young activists.
“This is a rare opportunity to spend time in the presence of a young woman whose conviction and defiant energy is a source of inspiration to millions across the globe. We are honoured to welcome Greta to Edinburgh International Book Festival.”
It’s Not Too Late To Change The World will be part of a climate-focused strand of events at the book festival, which is presented in association with the Edinburgh International Festival.
Three hundred tickets to the event featuring Ms Thunberg will be made available to local community groups and young people, and a special half-price ticket will be offered to those aged under 26 to encourage them to become part of the climate conversation.
Tickets will be available to book online from 12pm on Wednesday June 7, at www.eif.co.uk/events/edinburgh-international-book-festival-greta-thunberg.