Young Scot Observatory

Young Scot Observatory

Welcome to the Young Scot Observatory.

The Young Scot Observatory is a collection of insights into the experiences, thoughts , ideas and recommendations of thousands of young people across Scotland.

Please explore the collection of insights within our library.

If you can't find what you are looking for here, why not drop us a line to see if we can help through our Co-design or Observatory services.

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Stagecoach Survey

Stagecoach Survey

Stagecoach – Britain’s biggest bus operator – worked with Young Scot to look at young people’s thought and attitudes towards public transport services ...
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Shaping our Spaces

Shaping our Spaces

Working with Pidgin Perfect, for the Scottish Government, Shaping our Spaces explored the inclusion of young people in decision-making processes around the built environment ...
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Safety on School Buses

Safety on School Buses

Transport Scotland worked with Young Scot to gather the thoughts and views of 646 young people through a survey and qualitative research on bus safety to provide insight into how to encourage safety on school buses and coaches ...
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Insight: Technology Enabled Care

Insight: Technology Enabled Care

This report provides a series of insights into how and why young people use digital technology, alongside their ideas and suggestions for how technology could be used to support young people in the future. These insights and ideas will hopefully go on to inspire the Technology Enabled Care Programme to develop new solutions which will improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland and look into how existing Young Scot services can support this ...
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Insight: The Next Chapter (SLIC)

Insight: The Next Chapter (SLIC)

Over the course of two residential events and one-day meet-ups, Young Scot supported The Next Chapter vision Panel to explore their own knowledge and experiences, as well as those of other young people, create new ideas and solutions to tackle barriers they identified,  to arrive at their final recommendations ...
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Repay Right

Repay Right

Young Scot delivered a series of workshops on behalf of Carnegie UK Trust to examine young people’s perceptions of and use of credit and other financial products. Throughout these workshops Young Scot explored a range of financial products ...
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Young People and Money Report

Young People and Money Report

Between 22nd August and 1st October 2018, Young Scot worked with Standard Life Aberdeen to gather insight into young people’s thoughts and experiences of money, saving for the future and debt. The survey was hosted on the Young Scot Rewards platform ...
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PSE Review

PSE Review

Between 10th and 23rd September 2018, Young Scot gathered insight into young people’s thoughts and experiences
of the delivery of PSE in schools through a national online survey ...
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Access To Sanitary Products Insights

Access To Sanitary Products Insights

Young Scot worked with the Scottish Government to gather insight on what young people and students think about periods and sanitary products. Young Scot delivered two workshops to explore the views of Scotland’s young people on sanitary products, accessing them and the barriers they might face ...
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Austrian partnership project Manual

Austrian partnership project Manual

Young Scot and aha have been working together for the past two years to share learning and best practice on the Young Scot Rewards programme. This collaboration supported the launch of aha’s new recognition programme “aha plus” in Vorarlberg/Austria in November 2017. Read the manual to find out more ...
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Reroute Report

Reroute Report

A new report by Scotland’s national youth biodiversity panel, ReRoute, has set out how Scotland’s young people can better connect with nature in our cities and countryside, with improved access to jobs ...
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Perceptions of Brexit

Perceptions of Brexit

A survey of almost 600 young people by Young Scot – supported by the Scottish Government – found that more than two thirds (70%) think it “isn’t a good result”.

42% of young Scots believe that Brexit has already affected them and a fifth (19%) say it made them change their plans or ambitions. Over a third (35%) say it won’t change their plans. Reads the full report to find our more

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Loneliness Report

Loneliness Report

Young Scot created an online survey to gather insight into young people’s thoughts and experiences of loneliness.
The activity was hosted on the Young Scot Rewards platform between 26th August and 2nd November 2016 using
Young Scot’s preferred third-party tool Survey Gizmo ...
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Dear Health

Dear Health

Young Scot worked with the Scottish Government to gather insight into young people’s perceptions and experiences of health and wellbeing by gathering anonymous letters ...
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Anti-loitering devices

Anti-loitering devices

Research by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Youth Parliament and Young Scot on anti-loitering devices ("mosquito" devices) has found that young people are concerned for their health and being labelled as anti-social ...
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Access to Sanitary Products

Access to Sanitary Products

A survey developed by Young Scot and the Scottish Government found that, in the last year, around one-in-four (26%) survey respondents at school, college or university had struggled to access sanitary products ...
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Fairer Future Panel

Fairer Future Panel

Written by the Fairer Future Panel, who have been supported by Young Scot, the ‘Young People’s Ideas for Race Equality in Scotland’ report includes 40 ideas for the Scottish Government and advance race equality, tackle racism, and address the barriers that prevent people from minority ethnic communities from realising their potential ...
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Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse

Young Scot was asked by the Scottish Government to consider the views of young people throughout Scotland on peer-led approaches to substance misuse education. This report details the process and young people’s views ...
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Teenage Pregnancy and Young Parent Strategy

Teenage Pregnancy and Young Parent Strategy

Young Scot worked with the Scottish Government to formulate a co-design methodology to engage young people in the development of the Teenage Pregnancy and Young Parent Strategy ...
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Digital Learning

Digital Learning

The Scottish Government commissioned Young Scot to gather the views of young people on digital learning and teaching. The report details how young people use digital technology in their learning today and how they see digital technology being used in education in the future ...
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Thanks to our brilliant supporters

Young people care passionately about the issues affecting them, their families, friends and communities, and the Young Scot Youth Investigation Team has embraced this opportunity to contribute to our ‘Creating a Healthier Scotland’ national conversation.

A Healthier Scotland Shona Robison - Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport