Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018! It aims to inspire all ages through its young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage.
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in Inverness will celebrate the Year of Young People.
Young people are at the heart of designing, developing and deciding what they want the year to be. The Scottish Government is working with youth partners and the events and tourism sector to deliver activities and experiences for communities across Scotland to enjoy and discover more about our amazing young people.
Scotland is the first country in the world to dedicate a full year to celebrating young people. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to show Scotland's young people how important, valued and proud their country is of them. Activity throughout the Year will focus on celebrating their achievements, recognising the contribution they make to communities and creating opportunities to have their voices heard.
Everything to do with the Year has been co-designed with young people. They have been at the heart of the development, delivery and decision making. So far over 200 YoYP 2018 Ambassadors have been recruited and represent every local authority in Scotland. Their role is to promote the year-long activity, challenge negative stereotypes and champion the six key themes which young people decided upon - Participation, Education, Equality and Discrimination, Enterprise and Regeneration and Culture.
Find out more at yoyp2018.scot