About the National Youth Assembly

The National Youth Assembly is a platform for young adults to voice their opinions and actively participate in decision making within the Church of Scotland.

Held annually the residential event is for young adults aged between 17 and 25 that have some connection with the Church of Scotland. Attracting folk from all over Scotland (and beyond) with different backgrounds it's a chance to get together, worship together, learn together, discuss together and work together. Have a look at our video for a flavour of what we are about.

Designed to enable young adults to have a voice within the Church of Scotland, NYA consists of a series of discussions on topics ranging from fashion to politics, from tax avoidance to climate change and from social media to marriage. After the event feedback from the discussions is collated and alongside a report printed in the 'Blue Book', is presented to the following General Assembly by the NYA moderator.


5pm on Friday, 21 July to 5pm on Monday, 24 July 2017

Discussions for 2017 were

  • Young people and discipleship
  • Interfaith
  • Priorities of the Church


Gartmore House, Stirlingshire View in Google maps.


  • 50pp priority areas or requiring air travel
  • 85pp early bird (closes 30/4/2017) for full board and coach travel from Stirling
  • £95pp full board and coach travel from Stirling

Discounts are available for those struggling for funding. Contact sfarrant@churchofscotland.org.uk for details


Tickets are on a first come first served basis and need to be booked by 25th June, after which time no refunds will be given.


Can more than one person come from a church/presbytery?

Absolutely, National Youth Assembly has no restrictions on the number of people coming from each church/presbytery. Many people come to NYA on their own (as they are the only young person in their church) but coming as a group from a church can be great too.

Is there an age restriction?

Yes, you need to be aged 17-25 on the day National Youth Assembly starts.

Do you have to be a member of the Church of Scotland?

No, although we do ask that you have some sort of connection with the Church of Scotland - for example, you could be a member, an elder, a regular attendee, or a member of a GB/BB company that is connected to a CofS congregation. A few ecumenical and international guests have also been invited.

Will I have to share a room?

Yes, all the accommodation is in shared rooms of various sizes; there will likely be between 2 and 7 other people in your room. As part of the booking process we ask who you would like to share a room with and do our best to accommodate your requests.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Suzi Farrant in the Mission and Discipleship Council office sfarrant@churchofscotland.org.uk.

NYA 2017 poster