'I Am delighted to be writing in the Politician’s Opinion Column once again. I will start off with the very exciting news...

Election News

At the Annual Sitting of the Scottish Youth Parliament in June, I was delighted to be elected as Trustee and Director of the Scottish Youth Parliament. This is a major role that determines the direction of the organisation over the next year and I am so grateful for all the support I have received from the community, the young people and my fellow MSYP’s. I have been given the portfolio for Policy and Advocacy for 2019-20 so look out for a lot of good work coming from SYP over this time. I’m also delighted to have been made a Trustee of YoungScot, the national youth organisation.


All throughout summer, I have been helping out at CafeInc, Fife Council’s holiday meal programme, providing meals to all those who turn up. I have been over the moon with the amount of people turning up to use this vital service, with footfall peeking over 200 everyday, it shows us and the council that this is a service that is needed now more than ever. Providing a meal and social space to those who may have been isolated during the holidays is benefitting us all and I would urge you all to go along to your local CafeInc and have your lunch.


The work on the ACEs front has been slowing down as the resource we have designed with young people, partners and the Scottish Government is now in design. I hope to be able to launch and share the toolkit resource with MSYPs and the public nearer the end of the year to allow us enough time to use the toolkit with young people and constituents to see how we can support those who’ve gone through childhood trauma.

Exam Results

Tuesday August 6 will have seen young people all over the Cowdenbeath Area waking up to their SQA Exam Results and while some people may be over the moon, others may be disappointed in their results. It’s important to remember that no matter your results, you can still achieve what you set out to achieve, it just may take that little longer than you hoped. It’s also important to remember that there is #NoWrongPath in life and results aren’t the be all and end all. The exam helpline is available on 0808 100 8000 from Tuesday 6th to Wednesday 14th August'.

If any young person (12-25) has an issue/concern they’d like Bailey-Lee to raise, or wants to know more about his work, please get in touch by emailing Bailey-Lee.Robb.MSYP@sypmail.org.uk or following him on Twitter: @BaileyLeeMSYP.