Scottish Youth Parliament

We give girls a voice

Girlguiding Scotland champions youth engagement with the democratic process and has two representatives, known as MSYPs, in the Scottish Youth Parliament.

The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. It’s made up of 150 young people aged 14-25 from across Scotland and is a platform for young people to make their voices heard by key decision makers on issues that matter to them.

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

Emma Rattray, a Young Leader with the 1st Muckhart Rainbow Unit, a Senior Section member and one of Girlguiding Scotland’s current MSYPs, says all young members should get involved:

I want to encourage my fellow Girlguiding Scotland members to give their opinion on Scottish Youth Parliament members’ motions and campaigns so that we can truly represent Girlguiding Scotland’s voice on key issues affecting young people in Scotland.

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