For our latest wander down Helensburgh's memory lane, we're travelling back 15 years to feature the four Hermitage Academy pupils who won a modern studies competition – and visited the Scottish Parliament as part of their prize.

Here's how we covered the winning team's achievements in the Advertiser on September 30, 2004...

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SMART students at Hermitage Academy won the National Higher Modern Studies competition earlier this year.

The four - Kirsty MacDonnell, Rowann Baker, Sarah MacKay and Amanda Stevenson - impressed the judges with essays on Vale of Leven Hospital cutbacks and centralisation of NHS services, receiving a cup and £200 book token.

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They were rewarded with an all expenses paid trip to Edinburgh where they were shown round the new Scottish Parliament before enjoying lunch with MSPs Jackie Baillie, David McLetchie, Rosemary Byrne and Lord James Douglas Hamilton.

The four, who are now in sixth year, are Kirsty MacDonnell, Rowann Baker, Sarah MacKay and Amanda Stevenson.

They were presented with a cup and £200 book token at the school last Thursday.

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