Young Scots encouraged to go Globescotting


British Council Scotland and Young Scot are launching a new campaign called ‘Globescotters”, as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

Starting in June, over the next six months the campaign will create and share inspirational content to encourage young people to embrace international and inter-cultural experiences available to them at home and abroad.

The aim is to inspire a global outlook among young Scots to help enrich their lives, improve their education and employment prospects, make new cultural connections and develop their soft skills.
Content will focus on a range of topics – from funding opportunities, to fun videos on international foods, learning languages and Young Scot Rewards.

GlobeScotters will also give young people valuable information on visiting, moving, studying and working abroad.

Jackie Killeen, Director of British Council Scotland, said “It is crucial that we do everything we can to support our young people to equip themselves with the skills they need to succeed and contribute in a world that is becoming ever more interconnected and interdependent. We’re really excited that our Globescotters partnership with Young Scot will share a positive message around international experience and opportunities during Scotland’s Year of Young People”.

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot said, “This is a fantastic campaign for young people in Scotland. Travel opens up so many doors for young people, studying, working or even just visiting a new country offers exciting opportunities and perspectives, as well as a sense of what it is like to be a citizen of the world.”

GlobeScotters content can be accessed at