Girlguiding Scotland’s youth voice

We’re passionate about making sure our members have the opportunity to use their voice and take action on the issues they care about. Find our more about how we’re doing this through Speak Out and our Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Speak Out

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.


Each year up to 20 Girlguiding Scotland members are selected to be Speak Out Champions, acting as spokespeople for Girlguiding Scotland and take on a direct role in shaping Girlguiding Scotland’s campaigning and advocacy work. Our champions have:

  • Met with the First Minister at Bute House to discuss women in politics and the impact of social media on girls and young women
  • Spoken out about period poverty in the Scottish Parliament and on BBC Radio 4
  • Written to MSPs about Scotland’s deposit return scheme
  • Given evidence to MSPs in the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee on the impact of COVID19 on young people’s employment opportunities
  • Met with the Minister for Mental Health to discuss the impact of poor body image on girls and young women
  • Featured in The Scotsman with opinion articles on pressing issues

How do I join?

If you’re a member aged 14-25 who’s passionate about and issues that affect girls and young women, we’d love for you to be a part of Speak Out! Join the Facebook group today where we gather the opinions of Speak Out members on all sorts of issues.

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.

What is the Scottish Youth Parliament?

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.

What our MSYPs do

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.

Find out more about our MSYPs

Abbie Wright & Sophie Reid are our current elected MSYPs.

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

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