Welcome to the home of the Young Islanders Network

Welcome to the home of the Young Islanders Network

We are a network of groups working in our local communities, and together, to get the voices of young islanders heard in Government and beyond.

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🏘 We are delighted to be co-curating a workshop with the fantastic Milly and Christina at the event. We are extra delighted to have Sapphire and Kaydence travel along with us to participate and we hope this will be a fantastic opportunity to network, learn and share.

📣 If you have anything to add to the Housing discussion which you would like YIN to represent on your behalf, please let us know at yin@youthscotland.org.ukRural Housing Scotland’s 23rd annual conference – Rural Futures, Rural Solutions.

22 Feb 4:00pm- 23 Feb 4:30pm
MacDonald Aviemore Resort

The annual conference is the premier rural housing gathering held in Scotland and brings together a broad range of delegates including senior staff from housing associations, local authorities, Scottish Government, and private sector; alongside communities, community trusts and community landowners from across Scotland. It is an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge, and to explore solutions for delivering rural housing and development in Scotland.

You can register via Rural Housing Scotland’s website here: ruralhousingscotland.org/
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🏘 We are delighted to be co-curating a workshop with the fantastic Milly and Christina at the event.  We are extra delighted to have Sapphire and Kaydence travel along with us to participate and we hope this will be a fantastic opportunity to network, learn and share. 

📣 If you have anything to add to the Housing discussion which you would like YIN to represent on your behalf, please let us know at yin@youthscotland.org.uk

The public consultation for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS3) contract remains open and will close on the 8th March 2024.
This public consultation provides an opportunity for communities and ferry users to directly contribute to the new contract development.
See more at the links below, and make sure you have your say.
www.transport.gov.scot/…/public-consultation…/
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The public consultation for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS3) contract remains open and will close on the 8th March 2024.
This public consultation provides an opportunity for communities and ferry users to directly contribute to the new contract development.
See more at the links below, and make sure you have your say.
https://www.transport.gov.scot/.../public-consultation.../

Introducing our Island of the Month: Isle of Tiree.

Tiree is the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland and is home to approx 650 residents.
Throughout February we will be sharing a range posts and news from Tiree, featuring the Development Trust and the fantastic work of the Tiree members of the Young Islanders Network.

Comment what island you would like to hear from next.
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Our SIF AGM is a week today- Thursday 8 February!

This year we will be discussing housing, and we are delighted to welcome Rhoda Meek
of Tiree Community Development Trust, Net Zero Islands with an update on our work to support the replicability of the Carbon Neutral Islands project, and, up for adoption, the SIF marine litter strategy.

We are also really looking forward to speaking with members about the next
strategy for SIF and what topics and activities should be in there.

Please email Kirsty (kirsty@scottish-islands-federation.co.uk) if you would like to take part in the AGM or if you would like to become a member.

8 Feb I 7:30pm I Online

#scottishislandsfederation #agm #carbonneautralislands
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About us

What is the Young Islander’s Network? How did we get started? Where are we going?

Our projects

We run lots of projects and events for young islanders across the Scottish islands.

Young people and youth workers gather outside Highland Council HQ and Fairburn Activity Centre, Muir of Ord.

Latest news

  • Have your say and take part in the YIN Housing Challenge

    Have your say and take part in the YIN Housing Challenge

    Invitation for 12-25 year old islanders to take part in our Housing questionnaire If you are aged 12-25 years old and live in or are from one of the Scottish Islands, we invite you to take part in this short survey on Housing. Your input will help to shape ad inform our discussions with decision…

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  • Young Islander Matthew represents at the Scottish Rural and Islands Youth Parliament 2023

    Young Islander Matthew represents at the Scottish Rural and Islands Youth Parliament 2023

    The event with over 300 delegates (75 of which were youth participants) was held in Fort William on the 1st of November 2023 After 2 years of discussion, meetings and the pre-event we represented at last November in Birnham, the first Scottish Rural and Islands Youth Parliament was finally here. Our Young Islanders Rural and…

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  • Free ferry travel is coming soon to young islanders under 22!

    Free ferry travel is coming soon to young islanders under 22!

    The Young Islanders Network was thrilled to see the latest news about the expansion of the National Ferry Travel Scheme, which will mean the extension of free ferry travel to all young people under 22 in the Western Isles, Inner Hebrides and Northern Isles. Many young islanders have shared that travel costs can be a…

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  • Orkney Inter-Island Fun Days

    Orkney Inter-Island Fun Days

    This summer, young leaders and the CLD team visited 3 islands across Orkney to host their summer fun activities.

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  • Young Islanders have their say on transport!

    Young Islanders have their say on transport!

    The YIN Transport Challenge Report is now available This report contains the findings of the Young Islanders Transport Challenge which between October 2022 and June 2023 was shared with young people ages 5-25 years old across all of the island local authorities in Scotland to capture their views, concerns and ambitions for transport in Scotland’s…

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  • Young Islanders, the Ferry Communities Board is looking for YOU to come aboard!

    Young Islanders, the Ferry Communities Board is looking for YOU to come aboard!

    The Ferry Communities board is looking for young people from the islands with a strategic interest in the ferry services to apply to be on the board and to ensure young people’s voices re being heard in decisions. If you are over 16 years old, from the Scottish Islands and would like to be able…

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