CLEVER county pupils have finished in the top 10 at a prestigious competition in the Scottish Parliament.

Twenty-nine schools from throughout Scotland took part in Euroquiz, with Gullane Primary School representing East Lothian.

The annual competition was first held in 1993 and teams of pupils work together to broaden their knowledge on a wealth of topics, including European history, geography, sport and culture.

Alison Gordon, primary six teacher at Gullane Primary School, was proud of the efforts of her class.

She said: “We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and the team came 10th out of the 29 schools in the final – which we are all delighted with.

“The questions were very challenging and the children coped brilliantly.

“As teacher representative, I was allocated another school to mark their papers, which was great – lovely to meet some of the other children involved.

“The quiz itself took place in the Debating Chamber in Scottish Parliament, which was very exciting.

“This was such a great opportunity for the children and I am incredibly proud of our team who studied so hard in their own time – their knowledge of Europe and the EU is brilliant!”

Rachel, Sam, Elsa, Anna and Aeden made up the Gullane team, as George Watson’s College took victory.

Sam said: “I am so proud of being in the top 10 teams in Scotland and it was really good fun.”