As part of the Year of Young People in 2018 we launched Speak Out, Girlguiding Scotland’s youth voice, which helps influence the direction of our advocacy work. Speak Out is girl-led and provides a platform for members to use their voices, make sure their views are heard and seek change at the highest levels.
Speak Out is a forum for Girlguiding Scotland members to share their views on the issues that matter to them. Speak Out events are a great way to try new activities, gain new skills and to influence the advocacy work in Scotland.
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 (SYP) 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 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.
We want all young people to be engaged with democratic processes and feel empowered to speak out about issues they care about. We have two representatives in the Scottish Youth Parliament, also known as MSYPs.
Our two MSYPs represent the views of Girlguiding Scotland members so they can be truly represented on important issues facing girls and young women across the country. MSYPs attend SYP sittings three times a year, which involve debate and discussion around issues that matter to Scotland’s young people.
Abbie Wright & Sophie Reid are our current elected MSYPs.
Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!