Browsing All posts tagged under »children and young people«

Exposure: powerful images of mental health

October 3, 2014 by


Mental health issues have inspired a group of young people to produce a photography exhibition that will feature in a national festival next week. Exposure is the first photographic event by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Positive Steps for Young People (PS4YP), and will be a highlight of the Scottish Mental Health and Arts Film […]

Your challenge: ‘make Scotland the best place to grow up’

September 25, 2014 by


Children & Young People’s Summit  to build on referendum energy Communities up and down the country have a role to play in truly making Scotland ‘the best place to grow up’, Education Secretary Mile Russell said yesterday. Speaking at Education Scotland’s two-day Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC in Glasgow, Mr  Russell announced that a […]

It’s all going on at Granton

September 16, 2014 by


The launch of a new website, a presentation on GYC’s peer education project and an address by Children’s Commissioner Tam Baillie are among the highlights of Granton Youth Centre’s annual general meeting on 26 September. Full details below:

Cashback: creating opportunities in the arts

July 19, 2014 by


Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop joined young filmmakers, musicians and dancers who are developing their career skills thanks to the confiscated funds from criminal activity. Over the last three years £2.25 million has been invested in CashBack for Creativity, providing over 15,000 opportunities for young people in Scotland to participate in […]

‘Best place in the world to grow up’?

February 20, 2014 by


Children and Young People Bill is passed Children’s Minister Aileen Campbell has welcomed Parliament’s backing for new laws to provide greater support for children and families, saying the reforms will ‘help Scotland become ‘the best place in the world to grow up’. The Bill was not passed without opposition, however – critics have expressed concern […]

NHS Lothian seeks your views on services for young people

October 17, 2013 by


NHS Lothian is looking for children, young people and parents to give their views on the services it will provide for children and young people from now until 2020. A public consultation on the organisation’s draft strategy, ‘Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Lothian’s Children and Young People’, is now underway and will run until […]

Young people – make your voice heard in Scottish Youth Parliament

November 26, 2012 by


Young Edinburgh residents are being reminded that the deadline to register an interest in taking part in the next Scottish Youth Parliament Elections is fast approaching.  Twelve Edinburgh seats are up for grabs and applications are open to young people aged 14 to 25 – but must be submitted by 7 December. The Scottish Youth Parliament is the […]