Pupils at Longniddry Primary School have had an opportunity to quiz one of their local MSPs at the start of their Scottish Parliament topic.

Martin Whitfield joined the P7 class to speak about his role as one of the South Scotland MSPs covering East Lothian and answer their questions about parliament and the work of MSPs.

The pupils asked Mr Whitfield questions on a wide variety of topics and discussed some of the ways people can influence parliamentary decisions, including the public petitions process.

Speaking after his visit, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“It was wonderful to be invited to visit Longniddry primary and an opportunity to be back in the classroom talking with such enthusiastic and engaged young people.

“The pupils are a tribute to themselves, the school and their local community. They were clearly excited about starting their Scottish Parliament topic and had plenty of interesting questions to ask me.

“I hope they enjoyed the session and look forward to seeing them again when they come to visit parliament.”

Local schools wishing to book an education visit to the Scottish Parliament can find out more at www.parliament.scot/get-involved/education/education-sessions.