YOUNG people from North Berwick Youth Project (NBYP) have visited the Scottish Parliament to learn more about alcohol marketing and its impact on society.

S3 pupils from the group’s Prince’s Trust Achieve class were invited to join Alcohol Focus Scotland and listen to speakers talk about the impact of alcohol marketing.

The pupils also shared their views on the impact of alcohol marketing on young people.

They felt it was important to have young people’s voices heard.

One said: “I feel quite proud of myself for getting chosen to go along to Parliament.”

Another commented: “I have achieved something tonight and I feel like my voice is being heard more.”

They were joined by East Lothian MSP Paul McLennan, who stressed how great it was to meet them at Parliament.

He said: “It was great to meet the NBYP team at the Alcohol Focus parliamentary reception. The event was to discuss the ongoing Scottish Government consultation on alcohol advertising.

“I had discussions with the NBYP around their participation in the consultation and the challenges to young people around alcohol advertising.”