Scottish Youth Parliament Elections 2017

Orla McDevitt and Nathan Donnelly were elected as your Motherwell and Wishaw Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament! Congratulations to the candidates, particularly our pupil Orla. We are so proud of your success.

Thank you to all of the young people who voted and the staff who helped throughout this process. #pollitolhs


Scottish Youth Parliament Election Hustings

The Scottish Youth Parliament candidates currently campaigning for your vote will be in OLHS on Friday 3rd March, during lunchtime. The candidates will be here to debate and take questions. This is a great opportunity to dig deeper into the promises being made and everyone is welcome along. The Hustings will take place in the Science Lecture Theatre at 12:45.

All pupils and staff welcome!

Next week you will have the opportunity to vote in the 2017 Scottish Youth Parliament Elections. Please bring your Young Scot card with you on Monday and Tuesday of next week in order to vote. Don’t forget!


Scottish Youth Parliament Elections 2017

syplogoThis is a final reminder for any pupils who wish to stand in the Elections 2017. You must register by midnight on Monday 31st October – tonight. You can register online at

If you require additional information you must see Miss Halket today at lunchtime in Room 204.


Scottish Youth Parliament Hustings

Report from Miss Halket

On Monday 16th February, Our Lady’s High was host to the Scottish Youth Parliament hustings that are currently taking place across Motherwell and Wishaw. Pupils from Our Lady’s had the opportunity to hear from candidates across the constituency.

All of the candiates, including our very own Collette Whitson and Magen McNulty, spoke with confidence and conviction.

All of our young people will have opportunity to vote in the Scottish Youth Parliament elections this year, between Monday 2nd and Friday 13th March.

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections

Young people who want to make a difference, both to their local area and to national issues are being encouraged to stand for next year’s Scottish Youth Parliament.

The next elections will be happening across Scotland in March 2013 and North Lanarkshire Council is looking to hear from young people who think they’ve got what it takes to become a candidate.

As long as you are aged between 14 and 25 (at 15th March 2013), live in Scotland and can demonstrate a passion and commitment, then there’s nothing to stop you from taking up your chance to make your voice heard.

Make sure your get in quick though; registration closes on 7th December 2012.

MSYP’s are volunteers, so if you’re looking for a nice salary you’ll be disappointed – instead you can look forward to lots of hard work representing the views of young people in your area.

In return, you’ll get support, training and some amazing opportunities, for instance for past two years, North Lanarkshire MSYP’s have been at Westminster Parliament in London and also been part of the Olympic Games Legacy.

For more information come along to your local information evening:

Our Lady’s High School (Motherwell) – 6pm Tuesday 13 November

or contact Community Learning & Development on 01698 403830

Scottish Youth Parliament Election

Every pupil in Our Lady’s had the opportunity to take part in the Scottish Youth Parliament Elections over the last couple of  weeks. While neither of our candidates was successful, they agreed that it was an extremely enjoyable experience that taught them a lot.

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Over 12,000 votes were cast in North Lanarkshire with almost 1,000 just from pupils at Our Lady’s, which gives us one of the highest turnouts in the authority. Each pupil could vote for two candidates.

Many thanks to all of the staff across the school who helped make the election successful, including the Partnership Officers and all the staff who provided the opportunity for pupils to come along and vote in the LRC and the ICT Department. And a very grateful thanks to all of the 6th year pupils who guideded classes and helped with the voting process.