Bute pupil’s fingers crossed in youth election

Rothesay Academy pupil Jamie Murray is standing for election to the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Rothesay Academy pupil Jamie Murray is standing for election to the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Voting has opened in the elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament - although Rothesay Academy pupil Jamie Murray, like all the other candidates, has a wee while to wait before he finds out whether he has won.

Jamie, one of three candidates contesting two SYP seats for Argyll and Bute, is hoping to follow in the footsteps of another former Rothesay student, David McLaughlin, who is standing down this month at the end of his two-year term.

Voting opened on Monday morning, and the polls remain open until Friday, March 13 - the day before Jamie’s 18th birthday.

All young people in Scotland aged between 14 and 25 are eligible to vote, as long as they are a Young Scot cardholder - to find out more about the elections, and how to take part, just click here.

You can also find Jamie’s manifesto at this link, and you can follow him on Twitter at @JamieMurrayMSYP.