A Highland secondary school officially has the best school debating team in Scotland.
Caitlin Sherret and Finlay Allmond from Nairn Academy argued against teams from three other schools to win the Law Society of Scotland Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.
It is the first time a school from the Highlands has won the premier debating tournament, which involved 128 teams from schools across the country.
Along the way, pupils debated subjects ranging from the introduction of measures to promote women in government to the criminalisation of tobacco smoking.
In Thursday night’s final in Holyrood’s debating chamber, the Nairn duo opposed the motion that “This House supports the right to be forgotten online”.
The presiding judge praised their efforts and said that their presentations could teach viewing MSPs “a thing or two” about successfully debating contentious issues.
Depute head teacher and coach John Chalmers said: “We are delighted with our debaters and this is the culmination of seven years of unparalleled success. The school is now the record setting five times winners of the North of Scotland Debating Competition, with five different teams, and representing Nairn at the Law Society Finals at the Scottish Parliament confirms that the Academy has created an environment where the young people of Nairn are gaining significant life skills – and literally having their voices heard”.
The Nairn team beat three other schools from The Royal High School in Edinburgh, St Maurice’s High School in Cumbernauld and Braes High School in Falkirk.