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Scottish Youth Parliament

23 October 2017

All of the Scottish Youth Parliament's press releases will be posted here.

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Children and young people take part in third historic meeting with the Scottish Cabinet (5th March, 2019)

New report a "wake up" call for public transport companies and government, says Scottish Youth Parliament (19th January, 2019)


Young people's voices placed at the heart of Scottish democracy (9th November, 2018)

Young people from all over Scotland descend on Kilmarnock for 67th National Sitting of the Scottish Youth Parliament (15th October, 2018)

Delight at FM's commitment to incorporate principles of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (4th September, 2018)

Launch of improved approach to transitions from child to adult mental health services (29th August, 2018)

SYP thank outgoing Scottish Ministerial team for service to Scotland's young people (27th June, 2018)

Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament stand up for young people’s rights at national event (17th April, 2018)

Children and young people take part in second historic meeting with the Scottish Cabinet (6th March, 2018)

Scotland's young people call for their rights to be upheld during Brexit negotiations (15th January, 2018)


Scottish Youth Parliament welcomes ScotRail decision to ban anti-loitering devices from their stations (18th November, 2017) 

Scottish Youth Parliament heads to nation’s home of democracy for 64th National Sitting (25th October, 2017)

Parliaments unite (13th September, 2017)

'A rights-based approach for our young people' (7th September, 2017)

Census figures show SYP continues to be representative of Scotland's young people (12th July, 2017)

SYP's new Board 'well-placed to serve all of Scotland's young people' (12th July, 2017)

Ties strengthened between Scottish Parliament and SYP (20th June, 2017)

SYP Elections turnout is proof young people are engaged in politics now more than ever (20th April, 2017)

Scottish Youth Parliament welcomes Scottish Government's Mental Health Strategy (30th March, 2017)

Young people shine in Scottish Youth Parliament's annual awards ceremony (27th March, 2017)

Over 70,000 young people took to the polls in Scottish Youth Parliament Elections (23rd March, 2017)

Young people encouraged to exercise their democratic right in SYP Elections (3rd March, 2017)


Youth Parliament welcomes raising of age of criminal responsibility (1st December, 2016)

Announcing the 2016-17 Members of the Youth Parliament (15th July, 2016)

New research shows three quarters of young people don't know where to access mental health support (11th July, 2016)

SYP announces newly-elected Chair, Vice Chair, and Board of Trustees (5th July, 2016)

Statement on EU Referendum (28th June 2016)

Manifesto launch backed by 72,744 responses (12th March, 2016)

Youth Parliament Chair warns of threat to young people's political engagement (8th February, 2016)

Cunninghame North By-Election (28th January, 2016)


SYP Awards nominations (18th December, 2015)

Youth Parliament speaks out in disappointment over todays House of Commons vote concerning Votes at 16 (8th December, 2015)

Youth Parliament speaks out on House of Lords session, and EU votes for 16 and 17-year-olds (19th November, 2015)

"Young people think poverty isn't a choice" (23rd October, 2015)

Scottish Youth Parliament achieves Investors in Young People Gold accreditation (23rd July, 2015)

Youth Parliament launches biggest-ever manifesto consultation (30th June, 2015)

Scotland's newly-elected Youth Parliament calls on decision-makers to tackle child poverty (23rd June, 2015)

SYP Chair welcomes Scottish Parliament's passing of the Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill (19th June, 2015)

Scottish Youth Parliament elects new young leaders (17th June, 2015)

Newly-elected youth parliament descends on Renfrewshire (11th June, 2015)

Young people's voices should be heard in the EU Referendum (26th May, 2015)

The Scottish Youth Parliament appoints new Chief Executive (11th May, 2015)

70,000 votes cast in Scottish Youth Parliament's national elections (21st April, 2015)

Youth democracy holds 56th national sitting in Scotland's capital (20th March, 2015)

Scottish party leaders call on young people to vote in the Scottish Youth Parliament national elections (12th March, 2015)

Youth Parliament launch campaign to tackle child and youth poverty (23rd January, 2015)

Youth Parliament Chair encourages organisations to commit to the living wage (19th January, 2015)

Young Scots launch their campaigns to become members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (14th January, 2015)

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