Scottish Youth Parliament

We want all young people to get engaged with the democratic process and want members to be empowered to speak out. We have two representatives on the Scottish Youth Parliament, also known as MSYPs.

The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people and isn’t associated with any political parties. It’s made up of 150 young people aged 14-25 from across Scotland and is an amazing platform for young people to make their voices heard by key decision makers on issues that matter to them.

Elections are held every two years, where young people from all over Scotland stand as candidates to become MSYPs.

Find out more about the Scottish Youth Parliament’s work on their website.

How you can get involved

We’re running a by-election to elect a new MSYP! If you’re aged 14-25 and keen to get involved then fill out this form today! Get in touch with Laura if you have any questions or want to know more

What our MSYPs do

Our two MSYPs represent the views of members at members’ motions so Girlguiding Scotland’s voice can be truly represented on important issues facing girls and young women across the country.

Our two peer elected MSYP representatives attend Scottish Youth Parliament sittings three times a year, which involves debates and discussions around issues that matter to Scotland’s young people.

Check out the video above where Maddie, one of our MSYPs shares her thoughts on being an MSYP. This fantastic video was made by young leader, Katie.