Dumfries & Galloway Youth Council
D&G Youth Council inc. Scottish Youth Parliament Elections took place between Wednesday 22 November - Saturday 2 December 2023.
Dumfries & Galloway Youth Council Elections 2023 - 2025
The results were announced on Tuesday 5 December at the Oasis Youth Centre and can be watched online here. (@YouthCouncilDG YouTube Channel).
Any young person aged 12-25 (or 11 if in S1) was eligible to vote for who they wanted their next local, national and nominated representatives to be. The following young people have been elected to represent Dumfries and Galloway in the Scottish Youth Parliament. Each Scottish Parliamentary Constituency has 2 Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) who are elected to represent the voices of young people aged 12-25 on a national level.
- Caitlyn Walton, Dumfriesshire Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
- Skye Allan, Dumfriesshire Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
- Louise Church, Galloway & West Dumfries Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
- Daniel Upson, Galloway & West Dumfries Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
The following young people have been duly elected as Ward Youth Councillors with each of the regions 12 ward areas having 2 representatives elected. Ward Youth Councillors are responsible for engaging with, and representing young people who live, work and study in their local community.
- Zuzanna Kowalska, Stranraer and the Rhins
- Adrian Dargie, Stranraer and the Rhins
- Jasper Williams, Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
- Max Heughan, Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
- Stewart Walker, Dee and Glenkens
- Mariena Kirk, Dee and Glenkens
- Cormac Fraiel, Castle Douglas and Crocketford
- Morven Callander, Castle Douglas and Crocketford
- Arrow Whelan, Abbey
- Beth Wright Hall, Abbey
- Stevie Allison, North West Dumfries
- Ryan McLaughlan, North West Dumfries
- Riley True, Lochar
- Dayle Smith, Lochar
- Joel Goldsworthy, Mid and Upper Nithsdale
- Maisie Brown, Mid and Upper Nithsdale
- Ava Nosratzadeh, Nith
- Lucy Waugh, Nith
- Ailsa McDairmant, Annandale South
- Lydia-Elizabeth Shaw, Annandale South
- Konnal Allen, Annandale North
- Naomi Scott, Annandale North
- Riley Brannan, Annandale East and Eskdale
And the final grouping of young people have been elected as Nominated Youth Councillors. Nominated Youth Councillors have a regional role and are responsible for representing the voices of young people who are seldom heard in decision making:
- Jade Kirkpatrick, Additional Support Needs and Disabilities Youth Councillor
- Keirra Murphy, Care Experienced Youth Councillor
- Thomas Paine, LGBT Youth Councillor
- Megan Adams, Young Carer Youth Councillor
The full map of Dumfries and Galloway Youth Council can be viewed below:
The Youth Council will be going through an induction over the course of December and January and so, if you have any enquiries for Members please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org or by messaging directly on social media @YouthCouncilDG.