First meeting of the Scottish Youth Parliament in two and half years is held in Cumbernauld

Cumbernauld played host to the first face-to face meeting of the Scottish Youth Parliament since 2019 after Greenfaulds High School was selected as the venue for this very special occasion

The event, which was the 77th sitting of this democratically elected voice of Scotland’s youth, was held at the campus on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. Key issues discussed included the cost of the school day and mental health services for those who have been in care.

June Ford, Youth Work Manager at North Lanarkshire Council said: “We were delighted to host the first in-person sitting of the SYP in over two-and-a-half years. We are committed to providing a variety of opportunities to engage with young people and have their views and onions heard.”

Evening activities with a beach party theme followed each day’s business.