About Young Scot
With over 30 years experience, Young Scot is the national youth information and
citizenship charity for 11-26 year olds in Scotland.
We understand that every young person is different and provide a universal service which meets
their ever-changing needs. Young people are at the heart of everything we do and play a
leading role in co-designing and shaping our services and those we work with.
We are collaborative in our approach and enjoy nothing more than working with cross-sector
partners who share our values and belief in young people. We believe this joined-up way
of working helps deliver the best value while ensuring that all of Scotland’s
young people have the ability to thrive.
Our partnership with Carnegie UK Trust and Young Scot will give young people the opportunity to share their experiences and create a project which truly supports their needs.
Supported by Young Scot, the 5Rights Commission has put the voices of young people at the heart of Government policy
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.
The Youth Commission is an opportunity for us to better understand the current picture of support for children and adolescents across Scotland
Having an active lifestyle has a positive impact on physical and mental health, so it’s exciting to see Young Scot using innovative technology to help young people to be more active, more often…”
We are delighted to join forces with Young Scot in the development of the Create18 funding programme.
Working with Young Scot on this campaign has been a key part of our five-year strategy, not just to inform and reach young people with this essential life skill, but to engage and pass it on to their friends and family.
“ We are delighted to be working with and Project Scotland other specialist agencies.
It has been great to meet members of NYAAG’s latest team and to hear about their plans for nurturing new talent and making youth arts even more accessible to all.
I really like Young Scot Rewards because of the variety of opportunities. I especially like the Connect Your Tech service because you can push yourself and reach an exercise goal.
Many young people feel that they don’t have a say in decision-making. Online voting engages young people where they are. Young Scot’s online voting platform is a potentially useful system to adopt as part of wider efforts to grow participatory democracy and PB locally.
The Heritage Blueprint produced by young Scots was a truly pioneering and influential piece of work – it reminded us that there are real barriers to overcome if we are put young people in touch with their country’s historic and naturally beautiful places.
“An important dimension to our exciting partnership with Young Scot is not only on how we can make life easier for young people, but equally on how we can support changing peoples’ lives for the better while innovating along the way.”
We are delighted that so many young people from all over North Ayrshire got involved in this Participatory Budgeting exercise. They literally turned out in their thousands to decide how money should be spent on youth and extra-curricular projects for young people.
The National Youth Arts Advisory Group have, over the past few years, played a crucial role in supporting the delivery of Time to Shine – Scotland’s first national youth arts strategy.
Passports and Driving Licences are perfectly legitimate as proof of age, experience has shown that these valuable documents if lost can lead to identity theft by organised criminals. The Young Scot National Entitlement Card provides an equally legitimate proof of age option to retailers and could help reduce the opportunities for organised crime.
Trading Standards services fully support the PASS scheme and recommend retailers accept only passports, driving licences or prescribed documents such as the PASS approved Young Scot National Entitlement Card.
We’d encourage licensed premises and door stewards to accept the new improved Young Scot cards as proof of age. New security measures mean they are tamper resistant and as credible for proof of age as a passport or driving licence.
Our Rewards partnership has been successful in encouraging over 2,300 SAAS early funding applications in 2016.
Our discount partnership helps Co-op to build a positive relationship with young people across Scotland.