Regen and spaces at COP26

XR Glasgow are looking to organise regenerative spaces to be made available to activists during COP26. They will be safe spaces for activists to take some time off actions, rest and get to know a bit more of Glasgow.

Sanctuary Programme

Our programme of events will nurture the wellbeing of activists visiting Glasgow in November.

Spaces and food

If you want to book a space or a place we can recommend the following. All places are firm favourites with XR Glasgow rebels, share our values and serve excellent vegan food.

Hug and Pint

Music bar and cafe situated in the West End of Glasgow There’s music on most nights and excellent vegan food.

Hug and Pint also have spaces to book for free during the day before 4.30pm if you want to have a meeting or sit somewhere quiet. Email if you want to organise a space.

This place gets busy, especially in the evenings, so you are recommended to book early and the managers will try and help any XR groups with a table (max reservation is 8 people). Hours for food are midday till 10pm.

Not accessible from street level. Find out more about Hug and Pint.


Mono is near the Merchant City and is fully wheelchair accessible from street level. They also have disabled and gender-neutral toilets. Find out more about Mono.

Puti Vegan Cafe

Personal favourite of at least one of the XR Glasgow crew and can take bookings for affinity groups. Serves food till around 9pm. Find out about Puti.


XR Glasgow have booked Thursday evenings (4th and 11th) at MILKfor use by XR affinity groups who can can arrange the seating as one large table or broken up into smaller groups. Max is 15 people. Contact for further information. Find out more about MILK.

Other favourites

Suissi Vegan Kitchen

Lotus (mostly vegan)


Soul Food Kitchen


Glasgow Green Map

A one-stop shop for everything green and local in Glasgow.

Other regen events

Bring your stories, songs, poems and music and be part of nightly open mic ceilidhs during COP26. There will be a different host each night, who will draw together an evening of spontaneity and inspiration.

Young Friends of the Earth Scotland have teamed up with UKYCC and GUEST to create the COP26 Youth Hub next month in Glasgow and online for those 16 to 30.

Volunteer to help with regen

Can you volunteer some of your time to hold one of these spaces? We’re looking for people to help with meditation, arts and crafts, music and yoga and generally just helping look after rebels and spaces.Training will be made available to all volunteers. Volunteer now.

How to regen in your group

This guide is aimed at helping new and seasoned rebels to learn more about Regen. You can either choose what you’d like to learn from below or work your way through the document from start to finish.

Further information

XR Glasgow’s Guide to COP26 has practical and local information for rebels coming to Glasgow.