What’s the Word? The #ScotWord

Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 will get off to a flying start as young Scots lead the way into the New Year.

Edinburgh Hogmanay 2018 will give young people a chance to be seen on a national and global stage at the Torchlight Procession on the 30th of December – where they will announce the #ScotWord, the answer to the question “What makes you most proud to live in Scotland?”

Young Scot will be working with partners on a Scotland wide engagement campaign co-designed and led by young people will seek to reach their peers in Scotland between the ages of 8 and 26 over the autumn/winter period this year in a quest to find the #ScotWord. Details will be announced in the next few months.



Underbelly is working with the Scottish Government, EventScotland, VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and Young Scot to help the project become a reality, with Scottish singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt leading the engagement campaign, she said: “I’m proud to be part of the #ScotWord project as I’m passionate about helping the younger generation of Scotland have access to great opportunities and build a better future together.”

Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, said: “We’re proud to be working with some very talented people on Hogmanay including one of Scotland’s finest writers Val McDermid, executive producer Martin Green and our Street Party director Struan Leslie, our young ambassador Nina Nesbitt, and the very entertaining Hogmanay Host Sanjeev Kohli as well as organisations including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, One City Trust, Young Scot and our partners City of Edinburgh Council, the Scottish Government, EventScotland and Creative Scotland.

Louise Macdonald, Young Scot’s Chief Executive said: “It’s great to see the Year of Young People 2018 get off to such an inspiring start. Putting young people centre stage during the Hogmanay Festival is a great chance for them to get involved and start what will be an excellent year for the young people of Scotland.”

There are lots of opportunities for young people over at http://young.scot/get-involved Head over there to find out more.