PUPILS from a Borders school joined one of the region's MPs for a tour of the House of Commons last week.

During a trip to London, 49 pupils from Selkirk High School met with John Lamont MP to visit Westminster.

The pupils from S4-6 were accompanied by Miss Swan, principal teach of humanities, who took the pupils to other tourist sites and attraction in addition to the tour of the House of Commons.

Scottish Borders MP, John Lamont, said: "It was a pleasure to welcome Selkirk High School pupils to the UK Parliament.

“There is so much history around the House of Commons that it makes for a really informative but fun trip for school students.

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“It’s great to have young people from the Scottish Borders visit the Houses of Parliament and I'm always happy to answer all the tough questions they have.

“If you would like to arrange a trip for your school or community group, please get in touch for more information.”

Mr Lamont took the pupils on a tour of the UK Parliament, then took them to a terrace which overlooked the River Thames and to the Carriage Gates to see Big Ben.

During their trip, pupils also visited the Imperial War Museum, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the London Dungeons, the British Museum and enjoyed a performance of 2:22 A Ghost Story.