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Young Scots champion digital rights at Edinburgh youth summit

Young people gathered in Scotland’s capital earlier this week to debate and celebrate the rights of young people in a digital world at the first ever Young Scot 5Rights summit. The summit was hosted in...

Young Scots unveil inspiring ‘Junk Art’ sculpture

Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors gathered at the People’s Palace for the unveiling of a junk art’ sustainable tree sculpture made entirely of recycled waste.Young people from across Scotland met at the iconic...

Youth Commission on Mental Health Services begins work

As part of the ten year Mental Health Strategy announced last year a team of young people are working together to improve mental health services. They will lead a study, commissioned by The Scottish...

Makar makes a move for Year of Young People 2018

Jackie Kay, Scotland's national poet, is to take up residency at Young Scot to inspire Scotland’s young people through the power of poetry. The Makar will be supported by Young Scot to continue her work...

Young Scots join the world’s biggest sleep out

Young people from across Scotland will support the world’s biggest ever sleepout and fundraise for Social Bite’s work to end homelessness, as part of an exclusive Young Scot fundraising challenge.On Saturday 9 December 2017,...

Young Scot determined to change attitudes to litter

Young Scot and Zero Waste Scotland have told us that their Generation Change Report shows that almost a third of the young people surveyed say they never litter, but 60% say they do so...

New tech encourages active Young Scots

A new national digital development which rewards young Scots for being physically active has been launched by Scotland’s youth citizenship and information charity, Young Scot.‘Connect Your Tech’ gives young people aged 11-26 the opportunity to sync their...

Majority of young Edinburgh citizens support litter fines

Edinburgh young people are standing up against litter and fly-tipping. A recent survey shows 60% of young people support litter fines. Today Mairi Mitchell (15) and Rhona Payne (19) from Edinburgh, joined 14 other young people...

Coop Food offer discount to Young Scot

Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity for Scotland, has agreed a major deal with The Co-operative Food to offer Young Scot NEC (National Entitlement Card) cardholders a 10% discount on their...

Christmas Wish list presented to MSPs

 Young care leavers Wish List calls on MSPs and Scotland to give them better this ChristmasYoung care leavers are calling on MSPs to grant their wishes for a better Christmas this and every year...

Search is on for young Heritage Heroes

Historic Scotland has launched a national drive to recognise and celebrate the young “Heritage Heroes” of Edinburgh who give their time selflessly to protect, maintain and support the nation’s historic environment.In conjunction with the...


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