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MP's visit

Jim McGovern MP paid a visit to the Modern Studies Department in early January. After giving an overview of his past and the work of an MP in parliament and the constituency, Jim went ‘open to question’. The first issue raised by S5/6 pupils, which was no surprise, was with regard to Jim’s views on the forthcoming independence vote. After an extended discussion of the pros and cons of independence, pupils also asked about votes at 16 years, changes to benefit entitlement and unemployment and young people. Jim’s visit was a follow-up to the pupils’ visit to the Houses of Parliament in September. Jim is pictured with S6 pupils Alissa Dolan and Grant Hamilton.  

Pupils in S3 will visit the Scottish Parliament in March where they will meet constituency MSP Joe Fitzpatrick.