Young Scots for Independence convener David Linden said:
“I am proud of an SNP Government that is bringing forward this exciting extension to the democratic process in Scotland, and I hope that it receives cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament.
"Young Scots are not the citizens of tomorrow , they are the citizens of today - they have the biggest stake in Scotland’s future, and this Bill will ensure that everyone aged 16 and above on the day of the referendum will have the chance to have their say.
"The need for an independent Scotland - the 'why of independence' - is a compelling message for people of all ages.
"With independence, Scotland always gets the governments we vote for - instead of the disgraceful situation of having the Bedroom Tax imposed on vulnerable people, which over 90 per cent of Scotland's MPs voted against.
"We will get rid of Trident nuclear weapons by voting for independence - a No vote means a new generation of weapons of mass destruction based on the Clyde for another 50 years.
"And a Yes vote means building on the achievements of the Scottish Parliament, and protecting vital services such as free education for young Scots.
"Independence is about opportunity for Scotland - and opportunity for all the people who live, work and are building their future here."