THREE secondary school pupils will represent their peers for the next two years after being elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP).

Adnan Ros and Nathaniel de Havilland will represent East Lothian, with Erin Campbell representing Midlothian North and Musselburgh. The elections finished last Friday afternoon and Knox Academy pupil Adnan was thrilled to become a MSYP.

The 15-year-old said: “My issues range is a lot but my main focus is a change to how National 4 is viewed, as in viewed as an alternative path rather than something that’s used to scare kids into revising. I also would love to do more with all minority communities and develop safe spaces and friendships within schools and youth centres!”

Meanwhile, 16-year-old Nathaniel, of North Berwick High School, said: “I am exceptionally excited to be able to represent the young people of East Lothian in the SYP. I look forward to setting in motion my agenda to improve on Scotland’s great track record of minimising its carbon footprint.

“I wish also to encourage more council spending for those who are disadvantaged to further improve the quality of education.”

“I am very excited to begin my work within the constituency and I fervently hope to make it a better place for all.”

Erin, who attends Musselburgh Grammar School, was delighted to secure the seat for the next two years.

The 16-year-old said: “I am over the moon to have been elected to represent my constituency of Midlothian North and Musselburgh.

“I love my constituency and the people I represent and so I want to ensure that the young people here have the best opportunities in the future, as I truly believe that our voices are extremely valuable and should be listened to, respected and acted upon.”