Who are we?
Highland Youth Voice is a youth parliament for the Highlands and is an elected body of around 100 members. 70 members are directly elected through schools and the remaining 32 are elected through Youth Forums in the Highlands. Each area then elects 2 members to join the Executive (Xec) Committee. The first elections were held in October 2000 and since then, Highland Youth Voce has proven successful in establishing a link between young people and those who make decisions that affect our day to day lives.
What do we do?
At HYV conferences, members get a chance to meet each other, take part in workshops, debate issues that affect young people and at the same time have fun! Through the rest of the 2 year term, you then become a representative of young people in the community and take issues forward, together with your colleagues and Youth Workers.
Highland Youth Voice gives you a chance to influence the decision makers in the Highlands. If you want to say something about your school dinners, or the health services, or if you feel that the education system in Scotland could be better, then Highland Youth Voice allows you to be heard by the right people.
Where do we meet?
Highland Youth Voice meets as a whole parliament in June at the Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic College on the Isle of Sky and November at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, near Aviemore.
How do we link with other organisations?
European Youth Parliament
United Kingdom Youth Parliament (Members: MYPs)
Scottish Youth Parliament (Members: MSYPs)
Highland Youth Voice(Members: MHYVs)
Local Youth Forums
School Pupil Councils
Where can I get more info?
You can e-mail us, ask us to call you back or call us on 01463 663826 - we're very friendly so please don't be afraid to get in touch! If you'd prefer to talk to another young person, why not give our Youth Convener a call on 01463 663827?!
If it's a local Youth Development Officer you want to contact, please find our list here!