Law Primary School’s P7 pupils have had the opportunity to quiz Martin Whitfield MSP as part of their work studying democracy and the Scottish Parliament.

Mr Whitfield visited the school to speak to around 100 pupils about his role at Holyrood representing the South Scotland Region, which includes the East Lothian constituency, and how the Scottish Parliament works.

Following his initial introduction to his work and role, Mr Whitfield answered some of the pupils’ questions about how Scotland’s democracy operates and what life is like as a Member of the Scottish Parliament.

Commenting on his visit, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“This was one of the largest groups of pupils I have spoken to during my time in parliament, which made it a really energising discussion. They had clearly given their topic a lot of careful thought and had some brilliant questions for me.

“I am grateful to the school for inviting me in to speak and all the pupils for being so thoughtful and imaginative in their questioning. They are a tribute to the school and to their local communities.”

Any schools wishing to book an education visit to the Scottish Parliament can find out more at