It’s #BRAW to be part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018

Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 ( #YoYP2018 ) is set to be a year filled with great events, inspirational ideas and most of all, will provide a fantastic platform to enable the young people of Scotland to shine even brighter, nationally and globally.  For more information, have a look at the Year of Young People 2018 website which is full of events and inspirational stories from Scottish young people.

In a nutshell, the YoYP 2018 is aimed at ensuring Scottish young people, aged between 8 and 26, have a louder voice and are able to showcase their fantastic talents and ideas.  However, ideas for activities is not age dependent, so read on to find out how everyone can get involved.

The Year of Young People 2018 has been in planning since 2015 with young people at the heart of developing activities and promotional events, including creating the six main themes for the year which are:

  • Culture
  • Education
  • Enterprise and Regeneration
  • Equality and Discrimination
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Participation

These main themes will be the focus of all central events and opportunities throughout the year and we hope to be able to harness some great ideas from these themes here in the West Highlands as well.

With that in mind, we would love to capture as many ideas as possible from our partnership schools and from the businesses we work with, to come up with some really inspirational ways we too can celebrate the YoYP 2018.  In her First Minister’s 2018 New Year message, Nicola Sturgeon addressed the “Desire to help make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up”.  Within this video message, we also heard inspirational aspirations and plans from a selection of young people as they so eloquently shared what they hoped the YoYP 2018 will bring.


This got the DYW WH team thinking and we would also love to hear the hopes for 2018 from our local young people.  For all the young people reading this, we’d love you to get involved.  Over the coming weeks, we will be embarking on a campaign to capture your aims and interests:

  • What are you looking forward to in the future?
  • What changes would you like to see and what are your main priorities are as you grow up in the West Highlands of Scotland?

We will keep you posted on how to get in touch to have your say.

For further information about DYW West Highland and the benefits available to you, please contact us on: or 01397 705 765