Soap star Ryan Smith in visit to school

A RIVER City actor has made a special visit to a school in West Lothian.

Ryan Smith, who plays Charlie in the popular soap, visited Deans Community High School in Livingston on Monday to talk to pupils.

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Mr Smith attended assembly in the morning and a drama class at the end of the school day.

Mr Smith said: "When I was at school it wasn't cool to be an actor. If I can encourage people to get into that, it's something I would quite like to do."