Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) for Shetland Emily Shaw has been selected as Scotland’s new UK young ambassador.
The UK Young Ambassadors project gives young people in the UK a voice at international meetings and events, on decisions that affect them and on issues they care about.
Ms Shaw said: “I’m delighted that my application to become a UK Young Ambassador has been successful. I’m looking forward to putting all the skills I’ve gained from my MSYP role to good use as I consult across Scotland and represent the young people of the UK on a European level for the next 18 months.
“The past few months have been extremely busy and I’ve just returned from the fifth Commonwealth Youth Parliament at Westminster in London. As well as being one of 60 delegates from all over the Commonwealth (representing Scotland I was a member of a panel speaking about the Scottish Youth Parliament and our engagement with the decision making processes in Scotland. Other panel members included Andrew Percy MP and Lisa Nandy MP.
“I would like to thank the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for hosting such a fantastic event. I have learned so much about how governance and democracy works in other countries and will take that back to Scotland and my local constituency.”