Over 250 young people from across Scotland gathered in Edinburgh to celebrate the success Year of Young People 2018.
Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors, a group of young people aged 8-26 who were involved in promoting and running activities in their local areas, as well as Communic18, who led co-design activity throughout the Year, all gathered at The Corn Exchange in Scotland’s capital to celebrate the inspirational work and achievements of young people throughout the Scottish Government’s designated themed year.
The event was held as a celebration and a thank you to everyone who had contributed to the year and thanks to all involved were echoed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney and MC for the night Stefan Hoggan.
Traditional Scottish food and homegrown talent such as Fèis Rois and Indigo Velvet were also on offer as the young Scots remembered what they, and so many other young people around the country, have achieved in the past 12 months.
Kevin Ditcham, Year of Young People 2018 Project Manager said, “The Braw Burns Bash was such a special way to round off such an inspiring year. The Year of Young People 2018 was about putting young people at the forefront of decision making, ensuring those around them are listening and implementing the amazing ideas they have. The young people of Scotland have shown people all over the world the benefits of involving young people from the outset in this way and how they can work with decision makers to collectively improve our society. I can’t wait to see what the legacy of this 2018 brings”
The focus turns to the legacy of the Year of Young People 2018, as Young Scot looks to build on the work achieved with young people in 2018.