THE success of a school football team has been highlighted in the Scottish Parliament.

Preston Lodge High School lifted the Scottish Schools’ Football Association’s Under-15 Shield after a tense penalty shootout triumph over St Maurice’s High School.

The achievement was noted by Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, who was previously a coach at Hibernian Football Club.

The motion, which was supported by Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie and South Scotland MSP Martin Whitfield, reads: “That the Parliament congratulates Preston Lodge High School in East Lothian on its victory in the final of the Scottish Schools’ Under-15 Boys’ Football Shield; applauds the teams from both Preston Lodge High School and St Maurice High School on reaching the final, which was a first for both teams; commends the Scottish Schools’ Football Association for its work on promoting friendly competitive sports, and wishes the victors all the best in future sporting competitions.”