Whether compensation should be paid for historical injustices is the topic to be argued in the second round of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament for schools, which takes place this month.

Sixty two of the original 128 teams taking part in the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament have made it through to this next stage of the competition, and will contest the motion: "This House believes that compensation should be paid for the injustices committed by past generations".

Eight of the 14 schools taking part in the competition for the first time are still in it.

Laura Gulliver, the Society's careers and outreach manager, commented: “We set the teams a challenge in the opening rounds by asking if the internet is harmful and I look forward to seeing how the teams approach the next motion on compensation for historical injustice.”

Second round heats will be held on 21 and 26 January and the semi-finals will be held in March before the final in June.

Anyone interested in judging can find more information here.