MSP meets pupils for politics debate

Gillian Martin MSP with pupils during a Q&A session
Gillian Martin MSP with pupils during a Q&A session

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has met with pupils at Mintlaw Academy to discuss some of the most pressing issues in politics.

The MSP met with a number of young people following a visit by some of their peers to the Scottish Parliament recently.

Ms Martin met with Head Teacher Linda Duthie to discuss a number of issues including engagement with the local business community and the school’s involvement in the promotion of STEM subjects.

A question and answer session was also held with Modern Studies classes from National 4, National 5 and Higher.

Topics included the recent UK Budget, Trident, the Monarchy and alcohol misuse.

Gillian Martin MSP said: “It was great to come along to Mintlaw Academy and meet with pupils to discuss their views on current affairs and politics.

“It is clear they are very engaged with the world around them as they work towards their own futures.

“I was also impressed at the level of engagement done by the staff at the school in promoting the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths as well as with the business community.

“The school also has a very good pupil support provision which is one of the most impressive in Aberdeenshire.”