Young Scot Online
Young Scot "In-School" Portal
Redesigned in 2011, the new Young Scot Portal has been fully developed in partnership with young people through consultation and co-production, helping to ensure our services are relevant to their needs.
www.youngscot.org is the national information portal for Scotlandfor those in-school. It has been designed to give young people access to high-quality, up-to-date and reliable information and opportunities.
The site is jam packed with information on a range of topics including, health, relationships etc. Plus it features music and film reviews, competitions and the chance to listen to the latest In Tune podcast.
This core site includes 32 'local sites', one for every council area in Scotland, which enables young people to access local and national information and opportunities, while enabling partners to signpost and promote local services directly to young people.
What's On Where
www.youngscotwow.org is the youth opportunities search engine. It is searchable listings of free and paid, services, events, training courses and other opportunities for young people.
It was developed with the support of a National Advisory Committee with representatives from Local Authorities, Government, Voluntary and Statutory sectors and young people. It is funded by the Scottish Government as part of the youth work strategy 'Moving Forward: A Strategy For Improving Young People's Chances Through Youth Work'.
Opportunities on WOW are organised into six super categories - Creative and Cultured, Volunteer, Get Involved, Learning Zone, Entertain Me and Get Active.
The site gives young people increased access to opportunities and access to services by providing the most up-to-date information on activities and events happening both at a local and national level.
Cashback for Communities and WOW
Young Scot teamed up with the Scottish Government Cashback for Communities programme to host all Cashback opportunities on the WOW search engine.
Cashback for Communities is a programme of fun, interesting and free opportunities funded by money recovered from criminals.
To date, there is over 1000 free Cashback activities hosted on WOW.
To find out more about Cashback for Communities, visit
Glow is the national intranet for schools across Scotland.
Young Scot worked in partnership with Glow team at Learning and Teaching Scotland to ensure that through a presence on Glow, young people will have access to information, opportunities to discuss issues that affect them and resources to support them to take action in their schools and local communities as responsible citizens.
Young Scot provides materials to support teachers to improve information literacy with their pupils and a forum to share best practice with other teachers will also be available.
If you want more information on Young Scot's digital services, please get in contact with our Digital Director, Martin Dewar on email@example.com
So What's The Impact?
Young people have access to youth friendly information, empowering them to make more informed decisions and choices.