Galashiels Academy pupils in Parliament trip
Mr Lamont met the group in one of the committee rooms in the Houses of Parliament with Lord Purvis of Tweed.
They discussed the differences between Westminster and the Scottish Parliament, the scrutiny of legislation, and the power of social media.
Mr Lamont, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet with bright young pupils from Galashiels Academy as they toured the House of Commons. It is inspiring to see such a keen interest in politics and the workings of our democracy from local school pupils.
“Their enthusiasm and knowledge was fantastic. They were a credit to their school and the Borders.”