25th February 2018
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Saturday street stall to be held to promote youth politics in Shetland

A street stall promoting youth politics in Shetland and Scotland will be on Commercial Street in Lerwick from noon to 4pm on Saturday.

At the stall will be Shetland’s member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) Nicole Mouat and Shetland Youth Voice chairwoman Emily Shaw.

Anyone interested in joining Shetland Youth Voice is invited to come along and have a chat, and there are leaflets, flyers and freebies available – and maybe some sweeties too!

Shetland Youth Voice is open to all young people aged from 12 to 25 and allows them the opportunity to feed into the democratic process at a local, national and international level.

The stall is supported by the SIC and councillor Bill Manson said: “Nicole and Emily are both playing an active role in Shetland to raise awareness of both organisations. I wish them well for the street stall.”

MSP Tavish Scott said: “You can change the country and change Shetland. Nicole and Emily are leading by example by raising issues that matter to Shetland’s young people. I hope many local people will say hello and encourage Nicole and Emily at their street stall.”

Nicole and Emily said: “These are both great organisations that allow young people like us to voice their opinions and act on issues they feel strongly about. The stall allows young people and adults alike to find out about youth voice and youth parliament, and get involved. See you there.”

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