Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley (Lab) joined rural skills students from Newbattle Abbey College to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives in association with the Woodland Trust.
The trees - two silver birch, two rowan, and a hazel were planted in Lord Ancrum’s Wood next to the college last Thursday (November 9).
They were donated to Ms Rowley thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV.
Ms Rowley said: “Thanks to the new rural skills students for helping me plant the five trees. As both my parents attended Newbattle Abbey College, it has always been a special place for me. I can’t wait to visit again to see how they’ve grown!”