A LOCAL politician has visited a school in Johnstone to crown the winner of his "Christmas card design competition".

It comes after Tom Arthur MSP recently visited St Anthony's Primary School to congratulate the winner of the competition, Rosie Lingard. 

The youngster's design was one of dozens of entries submitted by primary school children across the area and this year's theme was "hope".

The MSP then took his time to go through all the "amazing drawings, paintings, and mixed-media design" entries.

Following that, the politician selected Rosie as his winner and presented her with a framed copy of his Christmas card featuring the winning design and a competition prize during his visit to the local school.

Tom Arthur said: “My annual Christmas Card Competition is always one of the highlights of my year and I continue to be blown away by the wonderful entries from primary pupils across Renfrewshire South.

"This year was no exception.  

“The children’s interpretations of the ‘Hope’ theme were fantastic and it was so difficult to choose just one winner from the huge variety of beautiful pictures sent in, but Rosie’s design just stood out. It was so lovely to meet her and hear about her passion for art.

“I would like to thank all of the pupils and staff who gave their time and efforts to help create these designs, especially Rosie and the staff at St Anthony’s Primary.”