A team of P6 pupils from Sgoil an Rubha are heading off to Edinburgh at the weekend, ready to tackle teams from all over Scotland as they represent the Western Isles at EuroQuiz.

Team members Ava Maclean, Adam Cay, Isabella Macleod and Odhran MacKay and reserve member Lydia Macdonald (all pictured) beat off stiff competition to win their place as Western Isles representative for the fourth year out of the past five.

The Euroquiz final will take place from 1pm to 3.30pm on Monday (13th May) in the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber. In all, 32 schools will be participating, with deputy presiding officer Christine Grahame MSP as quizmaster.

They’ll face challenging questions on aspects of European history, geography, sport, culture and languages, such as: “Can you tell the difference between the Netherlands and Luxembourg flags?” and “Do you know how many officially recognised languages are spoken in Europe?”

The Scottish European Educational Trust has been running Euroquiz since 1993 and this will be the 11th time the finals have been held at the Scottish Parliament. The event is supported by the Scottish Government. 

Christine Grahame MSP said: "Euroquiz is a highlight in the Scottish Parliament calendar. This is my third year as quizmaster and every year I am amazed and sometimes a little embarrassed at the level of knowledge our talented young people have about our European neighbours.

"The Euroquiz heats involved more than 2,000 pupils and over 470 schools so it's great to see the enthusiasm for this competition and I congratulate each and every one of them for reaching the final."

There will be a live webcast of the event accessible via the Scottish Parliament's website at http://www.scottishparliament.tv