Scottish Youth Parliament
What is the Scottish Youth Parliament?
The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland's young people. Elections are held every two years, in which young people from all across Scotland stand as candidates to become Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs). MSYPs range in age from 14 to 25 and represent constituencies in all 32 local authorities throughout the country, and several national voluntary organisations. SYP was established on 30 June 1999, making us one day older than the Scottish Parliament.
Who are the Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Shetland?
Kelvin Anderson is a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MYSP) for Shetland. He was first elected in March 2015. Before being elected Kelvin volunteered in the community, supporting many organisations including Youth Services and Sport & Leisure. He is a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament’s Sport & Leisure Committee. Along with his fellow MSYP, he is currently trying to raise awareness of hidden poverty within Shetland through 'Poverty: See It Change It'. Kelvin is looks forward to working with the Salvation Army to establish food bank donation points in our local Secondary Schools.
Kaylee Mouat is a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MYSP) for Shetland. She was first elected in 2013 and was re-elected in March 2015. Before being elected Kaylee sat on the local youth forum, Shetland Youth Voice, as well as participating in the Poverty Research project 'Poverty is bad - Let’s Fix It' as a young researcher. Along with her fellow MSYP, she is currently trying to raise awareness of poverty effecting young people by promoting the Scottish Youth Parliaments current national campaign 'Poverty: See It Change It'.
How do I contact the Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Shetland?
Kelvin and Kaylee can be contacted through a number of ways including:
Twitter – www.twitter.com/ShetlandMSYPs