KATE Forbes has described the upcoming election as a “historic opportunity” for Scotland’s young people to shape the future of the country, and pledged that the interests of young Scots will be at the front and centre of the SNP’s election campaign.
The Finance Secretary outlined a series of SNP policies to go even further to empower young people in Scotland, including:

  • Ensuring everyone aged 16-24 gets the opportunity for work, education or training through the Young Person’s Guarantee
  • Raising the council tax eligibility age from 18 to 22
  • Guaranteeing free university 
  • tuition

Expanding concessionary travel to everyone under the age of 22

Forbes urged young voters to unite behind the SNP to put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands.

She said: “Young people in Scotland have benefitted hugely from progressive SNP policies – but it’s vitally important that we keep this progress going. This election is a historic opportunity for young people to shape not just their own future, but the future of Scotland – and to stop Boris Johnson and the Tories betraying future generations by gambling their opportunities away.”