Scottish Youth Parliament

We want all young people to get engaged with the democratic process and be empowered to speak out about issues they care about. 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.

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.

Vote for Girlguiding Scotland’s newest MSYP

We’re currently holding an election to find your next MSYP. Voting is open to Guides and members of the Senior Section so find out more and get involved today.