Martin Whitfield MSP has visited Gullane Primary School to congratulate the P6 pupils involved in this year’s Euroquiz National Final at the Scottish Parliament.

The South Scotland MSP was unable to meet the team at Holyrood on the day of the final due to a prior commitment. However, he agreed to visit them afterwards to hear more about their efforts in the final, which saw them finish tenth out of a total of 29 teams from across Scotland.

Organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET), Euroquiz was first held in 1993. It sees teams of pupils working together as they are tested on their knowledge of European history, geography, sport, culture, languages and the European Union.

Speaking after the visit, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“The Euroquiz is a prestigious event that tests teams’ knowledge and understanding of information and facts about Europe and its nations.

“The team from Gullane did brilliantly to make it all the way to the final and represent East Lothian at the Scottish Parliament.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to visit the school, congratulate the pupils on their achievement and hear more about their day out at Holyrood.

“While they didn’t quite manage to win on the day, reaching the final was a fantastic effort and the team members and their schoolmates can all be very proud of their achievement.”