Local MSP, Finaly Carson, today visited Kirkcowan Primary School ahead of next week's mock election.
The Galloway and West Dumfries MSP fielded questions from the school pupils, whilst providing some useful advice on how to win a local election.
Commenting, Galloway and Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson said:
"It was great to visit Kirkcowan Primary School this morning, election fever is in the air!
"A good grilling from the school pupils, with lots of really interesting questions - all budding politicians look for tips!
"I wish all those standing in the School Mock Elections next week every success - it will be a very close race."