MAUCHLINE PROVED their speechmaking savvy, winning the junior national title on Saturday, December 7, during a hotly contested final at the RBS Conference Centre at Gogarburn.

Six teams took to the stage for the final round of speechmaking, hoping to impress judges Helen Hendry, William Campbell and Bruce Lang.

The winning team from Mauchline - 'Have I got news for you,' comprised of Matthew Morrison, Lucy Sutherland and Scott Sutherland. Runners up was awarded to Avondale - 'There is no Plan B' and third position went to Machars - 'The Beat of Life,' with one of their members Ellie McClymont winning best individual overall on the day.