High School students visit Holyrood

Students question the presiding officer.
Students question the presiding officer.

Students from Berwickshire High School have visited the Scottish Parliament to take part in a Question and Answer session with presiding officer Tricia Marwick, and local MSP John Lamont.

Senior modern studies students made the trip to Holyrood to ask the presiding officer about her role, and the implications of Scottish independence.

John Lamont MSP said: “It was great to welcome students from Berwickshire High School to the Scottish Parliament. Many of them had never visited Holyrood before, and as modern studies students it was a great chance for them to see first-hand how devolution in Scotland is working.

“To have the chance to quiz the presiding officer on her role was also a brilliant and unique opportunity, and one that the group enjoyed. The questions they had to ask were all well thought through and showed a lot of insight into not only devolution in Scotland, but also the potential implications of independence.

“I know that Tricia Marwick was very impressed with their level of understanding, and the pupils undoubtedly acted as first class ambassadors for their school and the Borders. It was great to meet a group of young people who are so passionate about current affairs and I am sure many of them will have promising careers in politics ahead of them.”