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South Ayrshire youngsters interview Nicola Sturgeon on Sky TV for the open

Lee Mitchell and Mia Sterlini from Ayr Grammar Primary School became part of the action at The Open last week.

The fledgling reporters hit the big time as they had the opportunity to interview the First Minster and golfing legend Colin Montgomerie.

The would-be Sky Sports reporters put the training they received at a recent Sky Academy Skills Studio event in Livingston to good use as they quizzed Nicola Sturgeon and Monty on lots of topics although understandably, golf was the main focus.

The pair got a rare opportunity to look behind the scenes of one of the world's greatest sporting events and had special access to the Sky Sports studio.

Mia said: "It was great and I really enjoyed seeing behind the scenes of television. It was cool to meet the First Minister and ask her some questions."

Lee commented: "My favourite part was being in the Sky studio and looking over the course. I felt like a real reporter when everyone was following us about."

Councillor Bill Grant, Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said:" I know Lee and Mia had an amazing time and I would like to thank Sky Sports and the R&A for making their experience possible. I am sure our young reporters will be an inspiration to their class mates…well done!"

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