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The Scottish Youth Parliament

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Would you like to be a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament?

The Scottish Youth Parliament and elections take place in Spring 2017. As a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, two young people are needed to represent young and young adult carers on this mainstream youth democracy platform.

Carers Trust Scotland is looking for expressions of interest from candidates who will be aged between 14-25 between 2017-2019, and live in Scotland. This opportunity is open to all young adult carers in Scotland. If any young adult carers that you are connected with are interested in putting themselves forward as a potential candidate - could you please ask them to complete this online registration form and select ‘Represent organisation’ and select ‘Carers Trust Scotland’?  

The benefits of being a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP)
Being a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) is great for your personal and professional development, and allows you to learn about and speak out on the issues affecting young people. As an MSYP you will have the opportunity to:

  • Make new friends from all over the country.
  • Campaign on the issues that matter to young people in Scotland.
  • Represent other young people and ensure their voices get heard.
  • Gain valuable skills in public speaking, participation, youth eng- agement, media work, advocacy, and much more.
  • Travel, attend events, and meet important and interesting people.

Being part of SYP is great for your CV, your personal statements, developing transferable skills, and making Scotland a better place for young people.

For more information, please visit the Scottish Youth Parliament website.

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