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Getting young islander voices heard in Government and beyond.

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Try the animation challenge!

Animate the YIN compass! What you create will be used to design the next stage of the website.

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Show us your world!

Make your own island map – and get it featured on the website.

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About us

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

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Our Projects

We’re working hard to improve our world.

Latest News

  • Submit your work to the website now!

    Lucy Parfitt, Digital Engagement Co-ordinator at Youth Scotland Calling young islanders: the website is now open for your submissions! was launched in the summer as an online space dedicated to the Young Islanders Network – a place for all young islanders to have their say, get creative and join in with this growing community. […]

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  • Take part in Transport Scotland’s ferry consultation…

    Take part in Transport Scotland’s ferry consultation…

    Transport Scotland needs your help with their consultation! They are looking for young islanders aged 16 to 18 to take part in a research study which will help them better understand your current experiences around using your NEC/Young Scots card and paper ferry vouchers for travel. Over the last ten years, many other national concessionary […]

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  • New friends at Big Ideas Weekend!

    New friends at Big Ideas Weekend!

    Maria, YIN champion The trip up was amazing, I got a lift there with Naomi and Scott and it was really fun. It took us a couple hours to get there as we had to get a ferry and then drive for several hours so we spent most of Friday travelling. When I first got […]

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  • YIN Champions meet up in person at Scaladale Residential this summer!

    YIN Champions meet up in person at Scaladale Residential this summer!

    Naomi Macdonald, Youth Scotland Senior Development Worker for the Young Islanders Network During the summer holidays, 9 Young Islander Champions met up for a residential break at the Scaladale Outdoor Center on the Isle of Harris for an epic 3 days full of free workshops and activities – this was a fab opportunity for YIN […]

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