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Briggs awarded Scouts MSP Youth Advocacy Award

Miles Briggs, Lothian MSP, hosted the Restalrig Scouts group at Holyrood, giving the group a tour of parliament and answering questions.

The visit was an opportunity for Miles to learn more about the Scouts and their activities, as well as the Scouts to learn more about Scottish Politics, who asked “very insightful questions” said Briggs after the visit.

The Scout group presented Miles with the MSP Youth Advocacy Award, an award introduced in February 2017 for MSPs who are committed to raising issues related to young people at the Scottish Parliament.

The awards requirements include visiting a local scout group, learning a skill and raising issues related to young people in the Scottish Parliament and in the media.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative Lothian MSP, said:

“It was great to welcome Restalrig Scouts to the Scottish Parliament to give a tour of Holyrood and answer questions.

“I was honoured to received my Scouts MSP Youth Advocacy Award, for raising issues related to young people in the Scottish Parliament.

“I am particularly pleased to have received my award with this year being Year of the Young Person in Scotland.

“The Scouts are an exceptional organisation that teach young people skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.”

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Miles Briggs