A CREATIVE youngster’s design was chosen as the Christmas card for an MSP.

Angus Philips’ drawing of three Christmas trees caught the attention of Craig Hoy, South Scotland MSP.

Seven-year-old Angus, who attends Yester Primary School in Gifford, was crowned the winner of the politician’s Christmas card competition, with fellow seven-year-old Violet Wright, who attends St Mary’s RC Primary School in Haddington, and nine-year-old Haddington Primary School pupil Ava Bell named as runners-up.

The trio received a selection box of chocolates, as well as painting and art supplies.

The competition was held through East Lothian-community-based arts group Art Point Scotland.

The MSP, who is based in Haddington, said: “I was thrilled to present prizes to Angus, Violet and Ava.

“The competition highlighted some wonderful art skills from children from across the county, which I have put on display on the windows of my office at 1 High Street, Haddington, ahead of Christmas.”

Mr Hoy’s Christmas card is sponsored by GoFibre, a full fibre broadband provider for homes and businesses based in Scotland and the north of England.

Laura Weir, from GoFibre, said: “It’s important we support local initiatives in the areas where GoFibre provides broadband to our valued customers, so we’re proud to be part of this excellent initiative, and the winning artwork from Angus, Violet and Ava is already hanging on the wall with pride of place in our head office.

“Well done to everyone who took part.”