Statement from Pay Student Paramedic representative, Rory Maclean:

"Today represents a monumental win for student paramedics across Scotland, with our campaign achieveing it's goal of winning a busary equal to that of nurses and midwives.

The difference this will make to the lives of hundreds is gigantic. The pressures of food poverty, worrying about rent and mental health will all be eased.

This bursary was won because student paramedics came together to fight against an obvious injustice. Our reports over the past year have shown the financial and mental strain completing this course without a bursary takes.

We are elated and glad the government has listened and put in place the measures we have been asking for.""