youth voice

  • 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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  • Young Islanders meet with Ferry Communities Board Chair

    Young Islanders meet with Ferry Communities Board Chair

    On Thursday the 24th of March, Young Islanders from across Scotland were invited to join the network to meet with Angus Campbell, Chair of the Ferry Communities Board. The Ferry Communities Board is facilitated by CalMac Ferries Ltd, and it is compromised of 10-12 communities that are users of the ferry service, to hear local…

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  • Young Islanders receive response on deer management question

    Young Islanders receive response on deer management question

    At the Young Islanders Network breakfast with Deputy First Minister John Swinney, young people raised some concerns about the deer population in the Outer Hebrides. Mr Swinney promised to follow up on the issue with NatureScot, who oversees deer control in Scotland. Their response to the Young Islanders Network is included below and a copy…

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  • Anna and Ellie leading the way with the Carbon Neutral Islands and Young Islanders activities in Barra

    Anna and Ellie leading the way with the Carbon Neutral Islands and Young Islanders activities in Barra

    Young Islanders Champions, Anna and Ellie from Castlebay community school, worked in partnership with Shona Macleod (Learning Development officer for the Carbon Neutral Islands project) to lead an interactive Eco workshop for the upper primary schools in Barra and Vatersay. Anna and Ellie are not only Young Islanders Champions, but they are active and passionate…

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  • Young Islanders Attend Downing Street Coronation Lunch

    Young Islanders Attend Downing Street Coronation Lunch

    (Picture: The Prime Minister poses outside Downing Street with (L-R) Naomi, Maimie and Kaydence) Young islanders from Lewis and Orkney travelled to London for a coronation event with the Prime Minister. This past weekend, the Young Islanders Network sent young representatives Maimie and Kaydence to London to take part in the national consortium at UK Youth…

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