Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, or MSYPs, are young people aged 14 - 25 who are elected every two years to represent every Scottish Parliament constituency and nine national voluntary organisations.
MSYPs represent all 12-25 year olds who live in Scotland. During their two-year term, MSYPs:
- Consult young people in their constituency to find out about issues affecting them.
- Meet with local and national decision-makers to tell them about young people’s views and experiences of lots of different issues, and to make sure the decisions they are making uphold young people’s rights.
- Travel across Scotland to attend national events, including Sittings, where they debate and create policy and develop new skills.
- Take part in working groups, leading on projects, campaigns, and other events and activities.
- Are human rights defenders.
- Make new friends from all over the country!