Local MSYP leads his video stars to award

At the annual SYP Awards on Friday 13th April, Rothesay's Jamie Murray MSYP (second from left) won an award along with his fellow Creative Communications Team members for 'Area or Group of the Year'.
At the annual SYP Awards on Friday 13th April, Rothesay's Jamie Murray MSYP (second from left) won an award along with his fellow Creative Communications Team members for 'Area or Group of the Year'.

Members of a group set-up to support and enhance the Scottish Youth Parliament’s communications output were recognised at the charity’s annual awards last week.

The creative communications team was led by Argyll and Bute MSYP Jamie Murray, comprising of fellow members of the Scottish Youth Parliament with a keen interest in digital media.

They walked away with the ‘Area or Group of the Year’ award on April 13, at the glittering 1920s-themed Scottish Youth Parliament Awards ceremony held in Saltcoats.

The award recognises a constituency, local authority area, national voluntary organisation, subject committee, or other group of MSYPs who have done great things for the benefit of Scotland’s young people over the past year.

In addition to carrying out their own responsibilities as MSYPs, the team members put in hours of work creating video clips for use on social media of elected members talking about issues close to their hearts. They also spent time thinking of innovative and creative ways to celebrate national days of importance.

Jamie was delighted that his creative communications team picked up the award.

He said; “It was very pleasing to see all our hard work being celebrated in front of the membership.

“I was delighted to attend the first ever SYP Skills Residential in January of this year and I have been excited to be able to publish the video I created along with the creative comms team which I lead.

“It documents brilliantly why MSYPs enjoy working together to share best practice, inspire one and other and develop their facilitation and consultation skills with other like-minded young people.

“The team is only in its second year, so winning this award is a testament to their hard work and dedication to their roles.”

Liz Fergus of North Lanarkshire Council, one of the awards judges, said: “It was clear that this team worked hard to produce creative media content to ensure that young people can see the work of SYP in many different ways. The panel were very impressed by this application and think that Jamie and the team are very worth winners.”

You can see the video on Jamie’s social media sites.