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  • Isle of Harris-Barbados: Youth Exchange Opportunity

    Isle of Harris-Barbados: Youth Exchange Opportunity

    Lucy Parfitt, Digital Engagement Co-ordinator at Youth Scotland The University of St Andrews in collaboration with the West Harris Trust is looking for six young people from the Isle of Harris, aged 16 – 25 years, who are interested in heritage and climate change, as well as finding solutions to the challenges that island communities […]

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  • 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! Yin.scot 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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  • HebCelt was back with style for 2022!

    HebCelt was back with style for 2022!

    Naomi Macdonald, Youth Scotland Senior Development Worker for the Young Islanders Network After a 2-year hiatus from the full-scale event, all the HebCelt volunteers and organisers were finally able to meet in person, and it was magical to see all the island talent in one place of celebration again! We got started on the Tuesday […]

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  • Youth Scotland’s Big Ideas Weekend!

    Youth Scotland’s Big Ideas Weekend!

    Kaydence, 18, YIN champion from the Community Learning and Development Orkney group I am a Young Islander and on the 27th & 28th of August I got to attend the Youth Scotland Big Ideas Weekend as a member of the Young Islanders Network, it was amazing, and I would love to share my experience with […]

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  • Young Islanders’ Challenge

    Young Islanders’ Challenge

    In 2021 Young islanders took part in the pilot project: The Young Islanders Challenge. Working in partnership with the Scottish Government and the National Islands Plan, Youth Scotland’s Young Islanders Challenge was created to represent the views and opinions of young people living and growing up in Scotland’s island communities.  This laid the foundations for […]

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