Children and young people
National Youth Assembly
The National Youth Assembly is an annual residential event for young adults aged between 17 and 25 that have some connection with the Church of Scotland. Attracting folk from all over Scotland with different backgrounds it’s a chance to get together, worship together, learn together, discuss together and party together.
Designed to enable young adults to have a voice within the Church of Scotland, NYA has for the last several years had debates at its heart, mirroring the General Assembly. Each year three or four topics ranging from fashion to politics, from tax avoidance to climate change and from social media to marriage would be chosen and consequently discussed with deliverances formed and skilfully debated. After the event the deliverances would be collated and alongside a report printed in the ‘Blue Book’, to then be presented to the following General Assembly by the NYA moderator.