Dumfries High hosts question time event
Councillors faced a grilling from secondary school pupils during a recent Question Time event.
Students at Dumfries High School put members from the Nith and Lochar wards under the spotlight during an afternoon panel session.
The format followed the BBC political and media studio show hosted by David Dimbleby.
Head teacher Phil Cubbon and council ward officer Derek Hextall chaired the question and answer event which included council leader Elaine Murray, provost Tracey Little and six more elected representatives.
The senior phase students of Dumfries High School made the intial request to host a ward event at the school.
Ward events are opportunities for local residents to engage with their councilors in their area about issues that affect them.
The students of Dumfries High School’s fourth, fifth and sixth years have worked alongside their teachers to create the list of topics and priorities that they put to the members who attended. Head teacher Phil Cubbon and council official Derek Hextall Some of the councillors who faced questions
On the spot
Asking questions Senior students Amy McKie, Kirstie Gordon and Elspeth Smith