October 19, 2015

Year of Young People Update

The journey along the road to the Year of Young People continues apace, courtesy of the second Discussion Day, which took place at North Inch Community Campus, Perth on Thursday 1 October.

During the event, the second in a series that will help shape the Year of Young People 2018, young people and stakeholders from across Tayside shared their views on how best to celebrate young Scots, nationally and globally, in

Over 50 young people and 25 stakeholders enthusiastically participated; discussing what they think the Year of Young People should look like, their hopes and aims for the project, and their ‘Big Idea’ for 2018. Using a wide variety of interactive resources – including electronic voting and a photo booth – the attendees made great progress designing and shaping their ideas for 2018.

There was also lots of extra discussion on social media using #YOYP. We want the hashtag to be active all the way to 2018 itself so, whether you are attending an event, or can’t make it but want to get involved, use social media to keep the conversation going – we want to hear as many views as possible!

We are already getting excited about the next Year of Young People event, our penultimate Discussion Day, which will take place on Tuesday 10 November at Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Hall. To register for this event, please visit

The final event in this series will be a national Discussion Day to pull together all the information and insights gathered over the course of the last few months. This is happening on Wednesday 2 December at Dynamic Earth,
Edinburgh. Register at

Thanks to everyone who attended our Perth event, and to those who shared thoughts and pictures with us on social media. We look forward to seeing you at the other events in the coming weeks!

The Year of Young People Team.