Greedy private landlords have been accused of embarrassing Scotland by letting out rooms for COP26 for sky high rents.

Sites like Airbnb and are listing extraordinary rip-off rates for Glasgow.

Some homes are being let for more than £30,000 for just a fortnight.

Other flats, often shabby, are having single beds crammed into rooms like youth hostels, with grasping owners then renting them with a “shared bathroom”.

One landlord was seeking to cram international delegates into a four bedroom flat at a cost of more than £3,000 per room.

And Edinburgh landlords have also jumped on the gravy train, despite the spectre of train cancellations hanging over the event.

Scores of properties are demanding rent at more than ten times what they might normally expect, cashing in on the desperation of delegates amid a dire accommodation shortage.

Despite COP26 having more than 30,000 delegates, the city has only 11,672 hotel rooms - meaning rates have become extortionate, both for hotels and private lets.

Cramped rooms with shared kitchen in Tradeston going for £3,200 per twin room per fortnight

Labour MP Paul Sweeney said the cash grab is an embarrassment.

He said Glasgow should instead have had the foresight to bring in specific laws to cap the cost of accommodation – couple with a tourist tax that could have enabled the city to benefit from the huge event.

Sweeney said: “It’s easy to be wise after the event but this is a terrible look for Scotland, an embarrassment.

“Scotland likes to pride itself on its people being socially and politically aware but some people seem all too aware of the opportunity to fleece visitors.

“I’m not at all criticising people who may have been hit by hard times seeking to make a bit of cash, even at a premium from normal rates. But there are many out there who are charging sums that are obscene.”

The ludicrous profiteering we reveal today comes after one Glasgow landlord was banned from Airbnb for demanding an extra $2,000 for a stay during COP26.

Tan Copsey - a senior director with Climate Nexus - booked the room in advance in good faith - but the landlord later cancelled the booking after claiming he was “missing out on a great deal of money” by agreeing to the early rate.

Here are some of the stratospheric deals that were being touted yesterday for dates between October 30 and November 13:

Ashkirk Drive, Mosspark

This home at Ashkirk Drive, Mosspark is pleasant enough - but it's £21,342 for the COP26 fortnight

Hosted by Diane, the home in Mosspark could be hired on Monday for just £21,342 - including a whopping service fee of £3,092.

The advert of Airbnb states: “Modern, bright, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom semi detached home with driveway parking, desirable area near Bellahouston Park/House of an Art Lover. Ideally situated for cop26 (12 min drive to SEC exhibition centre) good links to motorway and bus routes.

"Large garden with decking area, close to bars and restaurants."

When the Record checked later on Tuesday, the home was unavailable.

Clark Street, Loanhead

Rated a lowly 6.2 on, this flat above a beauty parlour in Loanhead, near Edinburgh, isn’t exactly handy for the COP26 proceedings.

But the site is seeking a ludicrous £16,800 to cram four bodies into a shabby bedroom for a fortnight.

The “Economy Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom” is up for grabs but needs to be paid for in advance.

Utilities include a mass of overlapping rugs while one double bed, crammed just inches away from another, has a tartan bedspread to make sure the delegate feels welcome in Scotland, even if it might take them hours to get to and from the conference.

Wallace Street, Glasgow

This flat on Wallace Street, Tradeston, has four bedrooms - with each going for up to £3,200 per room per fortnight.

A cramped four bedroom flat being let for £3,206 per room per fortnight on Booking, in Tradeston - that’s £228 per night.

Rated just “passable” by the site, the rooms are normally available for £58 per night.

The flat boasts a tiny kitchen for all four rooms to share and photos show beds, couches and tables crammed into tiny rooms.

Thorntonhall, near East Kilbride

This luxury home was on offer for £1800 a night - or £32,000 for fortnight.

The service fee alone is £4,269.

It was advertised a: “UN Climate Change Conference- COP26!”

Airbnb clients read the blurb: “This spacious and modern 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom in residential Thorntonhall, 25 min outside Glasgow City Centre via car and 5 minute walk to Thorntonhall train station that goes into Glasgow Central Station.

“Ideal for COP26 conference!”

Bigton Street, Garthamlock

Bigton Street, Garthamlock, with Liam looking for £9,577 for a fortnight

In a new build area once renowned as one of Glasgow’s toughest neighbourhoods, the “villa hosted by Liam” in Bigton Street, Garthamlock is available for £585 a night.

Cost for a fortnight is £9,577, including a service charge of £1,387.

The fairly pleasant family home features a garage and back garden and three bedrooms.

Forge Street. Germiston

This is touted on Airbnb as “rare find”, with the site adding: “Remigiusz’s place is usually fully booked.”

The home, however, is only bookable during the Cop26 period.

At £413 a night, the semi-detached, two bedroom home, would cost £6,804 for two weeks, including a £985 service fee.

The home description states: “Semi-detached in a quiet area, very nice and helpful neighbours. Easy and free parking. City centre - 2 miles, bus stop 300 yards, train station - 1 mile. Glasgow Airport - 12 miles.

Kilberry Street, Roystonhill

At £750 x 14 nights, the cost for 14 nights is £11,133.

That includes a generous weekly discount and a service fee of £1,613.

A cleaning fee of just £70 seems an incredible bargain in the face of the massive rental cost and service fee.

The home has three bedrooms and five beds - and boasts access to Netflix as a main attraction.

Airbnb suggests that prospective tenants “add an extra night and save” by booking an extra day for £300.