The Scottish Youth Parliament holds a very diverse demographic breakdown of membership, which is reflective of Scotland’s young people. We engage with more young people from hard to reach groups so that their voices are heard, their campaigns and issues are heard and they themselves are able to influence decision-makers. Young people that would not ordinarily participate in mainstream processes stand in the SYP elections in order to have their say. There is no other platform for young people to influence and become involved in democracy than through the work of the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Organisations which are members of the Scottish Youth Parliament:
We have one MSYP from the British Deaf Association, Alan Drew MSYP.
We have two MSYPs from Girlguiding Scotland, Jean Oberlander MSYP and Rhona Smith MSYP.
We have two MSYPS from LGBT Youth Scotland, these are Nancy Russell MSYP and Laura McLachlan MSYP.
We have two MSYPS from Ouarriers, these are Yvette Hutcheson MSYP and Cherlene McKellar MSYP.
We have two MSYPs from Scripture Union Scotland, these are Laurie Donaldson MSYP and Grant Brown MSYP
We have one MSYP from Who Cares? Scotland, Melissa Marsden MSYP.
We haveone MSYPS from YMCA, Sarah Turner MSYP.