Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity for 11-26 year olds in Scotland

Hello and welcome to Young Scot.

For over 30 years we have been providing young people with information,
ideas and access to opportunities to help them make the most of their lives,
particularly at times of transition.

If you are interested in partnering with Young Scot, finding out more about current
and past projects or would like to find out how we can work together,
then you are in the right place.

If you are a young person looking for the best blend of online
information and opportunities then please visit young.scot.

 

Our door is always open, get in touch.

About Us

Find out more about our organisation, how we operate, our Board and staff, working for Young Scot and our impact.

What We Do

We’re here to create opportunities and information for young people right across Scotland. Find out more about what we do.

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Our partnership with Carnegie UK Trust and Young Scot will give young people the opportunity to share their experiences and create a project which truly supports their needs.

#Notwithoutme Allan Watt - Director of Prince’s Trust Scotland,

Supported by Young Scot, the 5Rights Commission has put the voices of young people at the heart of Government policy

5Rights Youth Commission Baroness Beeban Kidron - Founder of 5Rights,

Young people care passionately about the issues affecting them, their families, friends and communities, and the Young Scot Youth Investigation Team has embraced this opportunity to contribute to our ‘Creating a Healthier Scotland’ national conversation.

A Healthier Scotland Shona Robison - Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

The Youth Commission is an opportunity for us to better understand the current picture of support for children and adolescents across Scotland

Youth Commission on Mental Health Maureen Watt - Minister for Mental Health

Having an active lifestyle has a positive impact on physical and mental health, so it’s exciting to see Young Scot using innovative technology to help young people to be more active, more often…”

Connect Your Tech Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell.

We are delighted to join forces with Young Scot in the development of the Create18 funding programme.

Creating events with young people Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events

Working with Young Scot on this campaign has been a key part of our five-year strategy, not just to inform and reach young people with this essential life skill, but to engage and motivate them to learn CPR and pass it on to their friends and family.

Save a Life Campaign Lisa MacInnes, National Programme Manager for Save a Life for Scotland

“ We are delighted to be working with and learning from the expertise of our partners, Young Scot and Project Scotland, and other specialist agencies.

NMS – Kicking the dust Ruth Gill, Director of Public Programmes at National Museums Scotland

It has been great to meet members of NYAAG’s latest team and to hear about their plans for nurturing new talent and making youth arts even more accessible to all.

National Youth Arts Advisory Group Cabinet Secretary for Culture Fiona Hyslop

I really like Young Scot Rewards because of the variety of opportunities. I especially like the Connect Your Tech service because you can push yourself and reach an exercise goal.

Rewards User – Michael Inglis Michael from East Renfrewshire

Many young people feel that they don’t have a say in decision-making. Online voting engages young people where they are. Young Scot’s online voting platform is a potentially useful system to adopt as part of wider efforts to grow participatory democracy and PB locally.

Participatory Budgeting Platform Andrew Paterson, PB Scotland

The Heritage Blueprint produced by young Scots was a truly pioneering and influential piece of work – it reminded us that there are real barriers to overcome if we are put young people in touch with their country’s historic and naturally beautiful places.

Hertitage Blueprint Simon Skinner, Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland

“An important dimension to our exciting partnership with Young Scot is not only on how we can make life easier for young people, but equally on how we can support changing peoples’ lives for the better while innovating along the way.”

Improvement Services – NEC Colin Mair, Chief Executive of the Improvement Service,

We are delighted that so many young people from all over North Ayrshire got involved in this Participatory Budgeting exercise. They literally turned out in their thousands to decide how money should be spent on youth and extra-curricular projects for young people.

North Ayrshire Participatory Budgetting Councillor Peter McNamara, North Ayrshire’s Youth Champion

The National Youth Arts Advisory Group have, over the past few years, played a crucial role in supporting the delivery of Time to Shine – Scotland’s first national youth arts strategy.

Creative Scotland _ NYAAG Colin Bradie, Time to Shine programme manager at Creative Scotland

Passports and Driving Licences are perfectly legitimate as proof of age, experience has shown that these valuable documents if lost can lead to identity theft by organised criminals. The Young Scot National Entitlement Card provides an equally legitimate proof of age option to retailers and could help reduce the opportunities for organised crime.

Police Scotland – PASS Police Scotland Chief Superintendent John McKenzie, Safer Communities

Trading Standards services fully support the PASS scheme and recommend retailers accept only passports, driving licences or prescribed documents such as the PASS approved Young Scot National Entitlement Card.

SCOTS – PASS Peter Adamson, Chairman, Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland

We’d encourage licensed premises and door stewards to accept the new improved Young Scot cards as proof of age. New security measures mean they are tamper resistant and as credible for proof of age as a passport or driving licence.

Best Bar None Glasgow – PASS Eleanor Lee/Best Bar None Glasgow (run by Community Safety Glasgow)

Our Rewards partnership has been successful in encouraging over 2,300 SAAS early funding applications in 2016.

SAAS – Rewards Head of Communications/Student Awards Agency for Scotland

Our discount partnership helps Co-op to build a positive relationship with young people across Scotland.

Co-Op – Discounts Marketing Manager/Co-Op