Scottish Youth Parliament

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Scottish Youth Parliament Ltd.
Company limited by guarantee
Industry Youth empowerment/representation
Founded 1999
Headquarters Edinburgh, Scotland
Area served
Key people

Louise Cameron (Chair)

Terri Smith (Vice-Chair)

The Scottish Youth Parliament,[1] or SYP, is a politically-independent organization that aims to represent young citizens of Scotland.

Composed of elected members (MSYP's), they represent the views and opinions of young people aged 14 to 25 from all over the country.

The SYP campaign on various that affect young people in Scotland and launched the campaign for Votes at 16 and then launching the start of the LGBT equality campaign for same sex marriages.


The Scottish Youth Parliament was launched on June 30, 1999 at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh,[2] one day before the first meeting of the Scottish Parliament.

The group has previously held meetings in the General Assembly Rooms (former temporary home of the Scottish Parliament) in Edinburgh[3] and also within the new Scottish Parliament building.[4] It meets three times a year throughout Scotland.

Partner organisations[edit]

The Scottish Youth Parliament works with many other organisations, including Scottish Government, Oxfam Scotland, CIVICUS, Scottish Local Authorities, UK Youth Parliament, Funky Dragon, Northern Ireland Youth Forum, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, YouthLink Scotland, Highland Youth Voice, and the British Youth Council.


Years of Office Name Constituency/Voluntary Organization
2000–2001 Steven Jack STUC Youth Committee
2001–2002 Katrina Greig Hamilton North and Bellshill
2002–2004 Steven Kidd Motherwell and Wishaw
2004–2005 Paul Kane Glasgow Springburn
2005–2007 Rajiv Joshi Glasgow Govan
2007–2008 John Loughton Edinburgh North and Leith
2008-2008 Kieran Collins Edinburgh South
2009-2009 Sam Kerr LGBT Youth Scotland
2009–2011 Derek Couper Livingston
2011–2013 Grant Costello East Kilbride
2013–2014 Kyle Thornton Glasgow Southside
2014–Present Louise Cameron Moray

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