Children at a Barrhead school have been praised by East Renfrewshire’s MP for their efforts to protect the environment.

Kirsten Oswald paid a visit to Cross Arthurlie Primary after youngsters there wrote to her about problems with litter.

She also got the chance to meet primary three pupils taking part in the RSPB Wild Challenge project, which encourages children to engage with nature.

Ms Oswald told the Barrhead News: “I recently received letters from children at Cross Arthurlie Primary School describing problems with littering in general and with litter that is binned correctly but then blown into surrounding areas during windy weather.

“I visited to discuss these issues with the pupils and to hear about their hard work as part of the RSPB Wild Challenge project.

“The pupils were all very articulate and passionate about the environment and I was delighted to see how they were using outdoor space as part of their project.

“I have been in touch with East Renfrewshire Council regarding the problems raised by the P3 children and I am grateful for their willingness to engage on this issue, so I am hopeful that solutions can be found.”