NYA rep Ross Greer becomes youngest ever MSP

Ross Greer
Ross Greer speaking during a debate on climate change at the National Youth Assembly, Gartmore House in August 2015.

Bearsden Cross Parish Church member Ross Greer is making history as the youngest ever MSP. The 21-year-old will represent the Green Party in Parliament as a West of Scotland list member.

A member of the National Youth Assembly and the Scottish Youth Parliament, Ross joined the Greens when he was 15 and stood as a candidate in East Dunbartonshire last May.

Hannah Mary Goodlad the youth Moderator saw Ross in action at the 2015 National Youth Assembly.

"My warmest congratulations to Ross on becoming Scotland's youngest ever MSP.

Ross fully deserves to have been elected and he fought a dedicated election campaign. Last year, Ross attended the Church of Scotland's Youth Assembly and it was clear from the way he debated upon the various topics that he is an astute young man, who is a credit to himself and the Green party.

It's a great thing for Scotland to have committed and intelligent MSP's, like Ross. It's what will change this country for the better and create a fairer, more just society for all.

On behalf of the National Youth Assembly, I want to wish him every success as he takes up his new role."

The Rev Graeme R. Wilson, Ross's minister at Bearsden Cross Church said:

"I am delighted at Ross's election to the Scottish Parliament, and very proud of all he has achieved at such a young age. To become an MSP at 21 is a remarkable feat and is a tribute to the passion he brings to the issues he believes in, and also his personal integrity.

"Ross is a hardworking and enthusiastic member of our congregation and I'm sure he will serve the people of the West of Scotland with equal dedication and commitment."