YOUNG people from across Scotland are being given the chance to grill Nicola Sturgeon live on TV.

Around 100 youngsters will take part in First Minister’s Question Time: Next Generation, in April.

National charities Children in Scotland and YouthLink Scotland are again leading the project, with STV returning as media partner.

The initial First Minister’s Question Time: Next Generation was shown during STV’s Scotland Tonight slot on September 13 last year and the online video version was viewed more than 250,000 times on STV social media accounts.

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Key topics raised through the first programme included mental health support for young people and youth homelessness.

Ms Sturgeon also revealed her fear of dogs, how she was bullied at school and that the person she would walk 500 miles for is her husband.

Jackie Brock, chief executive of Children in Scotland, said: “The first FMQT: Next Generation made absolutely clear that young people are central to the debate about the kind of country we want Scotland to be.”

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Children in Scotland and YouthLink Scotland are calling for young people to submit questions, with more information available at and