Journey to Yes: 16-year-old Erin will have the chance to vote Yes this time around


The latest in the Journey to Yes series meets 16-year-old Erin

ERIN from Gullane explains why she’s be voting Yes in the next Scottish independence referendum in the latest of a series from Phantom Power Films.

Unlike UK General Elections and Brexit, 16 and 17 year olds were empowered with a vote in the Scottish independence referendum. Erin was 13 at the time and was still too young to participate but would have voted No. 

Erin found herself caught up in the post-indyref fightback and became an active member of the SNP Youth movement. She represents a new generation of politically aware young activists who demand greater representation in Scottish politics. 

In the film, Erin talks about aspects of the youth vote in Scotland, opportunities, barriers and how vital it is that young people engage in decisions that will shape their own future. Erin will be 16 this September and is voting Yes at the next independence referendum.

If you’d like to take part in the series or know someone else who might, contact Phantom Power Films at or on Twitter.

Watch more from the series:

Journey to Yes: Yes Bikers leader Christopher Graham on his indy conversion

Journey to Yes: Former BBC broadcaster Tom Morton on becoming a Yesser

Journey to Yes: Former Better Together campaigner Mike Dailly on backing indy

Journey to Yes: Why businesswoman Caroline has switched to Yes on Scottish independence

Journey to Yes: Why Fraser from Glasgow changed his mind on Scottish independence

Journey to Yes: Why London-born Dundonian European Daniel will be voting Yes next time

Check out more from the Phantom Power Films collection on YouTube.

Picture courtesy of Phantom Power Films

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