BUDDING politicians from Kelso High visited Holyrood recently.

Pupils travelled to the capital for a tour of the Scottish Parliament by local MSP Rachael Hamilton.

The group of S5s learned about national politics at they prepare to sit their Higher Modern Studies this year.

And the also enjoyed taking in a session of First Minister's Questions

Ms Hamilton, member for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire said: “It is so wonderful to be able to discuss my work with young people.

“I believe it is important that young people get a chance to visit the Parliament, as it provides more context to their studies.

“I was impressed by the level of interest of the students and they had some wonderful and very topical questions about life in Holyrood.

“I would like to encourage all young people to get involved in, and learn about politics in order to use their voice to make a difference."