The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. We are a young people’s parliament, designed by young people and led by young people for the benefit of young people. We are committed to ensuring young people are heard by the decision makers of Scotland and we are determined to campaign on the issues which matter most to Scotland’s youth.
The Scottish Youth Parliament constantly campaigns on behalf of Scotland's young people. Currently we are preparing for our new campaign - which will focus on grants for Young Carers and will be launched in the near future.
In September 2012 we launched One Fair Wage, a campaign to build support for a Scottish Living Wage.
Our Love Equally Campaign won Campaign of the Year at the Scottish Charity of the Year Awards, and contributed to the Scottish Government's decision to bring forward a bill for Equal Marriage. We also are actively campaigning for votes at 16, including the right for 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in the referendum on Scotland's constitutional future.
All of our campaigns are based on the statements in our Manifesto; Change the Picture, which can be read here.