Youth Participation

  • 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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  • From North Uist all the way to Colorado

    From North Uist all the way to Colorado

    September marked a great achievement and once in a lifetime experience for one of our young islanders, Uibhisteach and keen Highland dancer Keira (20) from Lochmaddy was selected to be one of only 20 dancers to perform in the Estes Park International Tattoo 2023. One of 5 dancers from Scotland Keira made her way to…

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  • Young Islanders and Big Ideas

    Young Islanders and Big Ideas

    On Monday the 14th August, Young Islanders from the Isle of Lewis, Tiree and Orkney attended Youth Scotland’s 2023 Big Ideas. Big Ideas is a residential event (this year held in Stirling) and is all about engaging, inspiring and empowering young people and youth workers to take the lead in their local communities. This 2…

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  • Young Islanders Get Involved at HebCelt 2023

    Young Islanders Get Involved at HebCelt 2023

    A year on from when we had the YIN T-shirt signed at the 2022 festival, young islanders had the opportunity to get in on the action behind the scenes at this year’s event. Content Creators Following on from last year’s festival, we were invited by festival organisers to offer some young islanders the opportunity to…

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  • Calling all Gaelic speakers aged 18-40 from the Highlands and Islands!

    Calling all Gaelic speakers aged 18-40 from the Highlands and Islands!

    An exciting opportunity to participate in a fantastic leadership workshop led by the Social Enterprise Academy Calling all Gaelic speakers aged 18-40 from the Highlands & Islands! Participate in a fantastic workshop as part of the new Young Gaelic Leaders programme, an exciting opportunity to gain leadership skills and network with fellow speakers. By joining…

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