The Scottish Youth Parliament in Youth Voice Groups

The Scottish Youth Parliament supports young people to identify and tackle the issues that affect them.


The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is a politically-independent organisation that seeks to represent the views of young people in Scotland.  It is made up of 150 young people aged 14-25 from across Scotland who represent constituencies and national voluntary organisations.

The SYP represents Scotland’s young people. Democratically elected members listen to and recognise the issues that are important to young people, ensuring that their voices are heard by the government and formal decision makers.

A series of sittings are held throughout the year for representatives to attend and discuss the issues young people are experiencing and how to best tackle them.



The Scottish Youth Parliament in Renfrewshire


Renfrewshire's Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) attend the larger Renfrewshire Youth Voice group that takes place every second Wednesday in West Primary School, Newton Street Paisley.  They have been elected by other young people in Renfrewshire and are there to listen to the issues you feel are important and to help highlight them to others.


Who Are the MSYPs in Renfrewshire?


Renfrewshire North West - Mark Dougan and Eilidh Harkness

Renfrewshire South - Matthew McVeigh and Carrie McIntyre

Paisley - Emma Eck and Osama Nadeem




If you wish to contact your Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, you can use the following template:

Find Out More

If you would like to know more about the Scottish Youth Parliament and what is happening in Renfrewshire or even get involved, you can contact John Kennedy, Community Learning Officer on 0141 889 1110 or email