Each year a Youth Convener is appointed to be a full-time voice for young people in Highland. The Youth Convener provides a consistent link for Elected Members and senior officials and represents the interests of all young people to the Highland Council and other key agencies.
The Youth Convener attends Highland Council and Community Partner meetings and has full voting rights on the Education, Children and Adult Services Committee, with speaking rights at all other Council Committees.
The Youth Convener works closely with young people across the Highlands through Highland Youth Parliament, Local Youth Forums, Pupil Councils and other youth groups.
Esme Leitch (21) from Duror, Lochaber took up the role as the 13th Highland Youth Convener in August 2018. The Highland Youth Convener 2018-2019 Report can be found here