Eilidh MacPhee and Alix Aburn

Two pupils from Inverness Royal Academy have emerged as the worthy winners of the 2016 National Schools Gaelic Debate competition.  

The final, which took place last night at the Scottish Parliament between Inverness Royal Academy and Glasgow Gaelic School, saw a great evening of debating on the topic that Donald Trump is exactly what the world needs at this time.  

The debate featured excellent research, humour aplenty with fantastic debating skills on display.

Eilidh MacPhee and Alix Aburn are pupils at Inverness Royal Academy and they fought off competition from nineteen other teams to reach the final stages.

Eilidh was also the worthy recipient of the BBC Shield for Best Speaker.  Their competition in the final, Siobhan Brady and Eilidh Miller from Glasgow Gaelic School, were excellent and made it a very tough decision for this year's judges; Matthew MacIver, Christina Walker and Angus MacDonald.

The final can still be heard on the BBC's iPlayer.