Mr Beattie invited Irene Hogg and Paula Jackson from Loanhead Community Learning Centre, Sharon Stoddart of Mayfield and Easthouse Youth 2000 Project, Ali Grant of Midlothian Gardening Services Y2K and Jane Holden and Tina Pollock of First Steps Community Project to Holyrood.
He said: “I was thrilled to have these groups into the Parliament and get to thank them for all they contribute to our communities. It was my pleasure to meet with Irene Hogg and Paula Jackson from Loanhead Community Learning Centre.
“I was pleased to speak with Jane Holden and Tina Pollock from First Step. They have just received an outstanding report from Education Scotland.
“Mayfield and Easthouse Youth 2000 Project is one of the finest youth focused organisations I have had the pleasure to work with.