Our Timeline for 2018

First Minister launches #YOYP2018

The First Minister officially launched the beginning of #YOYP2018 with a selfie..

2018 is looking #BRAW

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Torchlight Procession marked the start of Year of Young People 2018 with a stunning reveal of #ScotWord.

Dumfries & Galloway launches #YOYP2018

YoYP is launched in D&G with a spectacular show!

#YOYP2018 Voices

Erin talks about what makes her proud to be Scottish, our first #YOYP2018 Voice!

Royal Date for #YOYP2018

Find out what happened when the Royal couple met some of the young people behind YoYP 2018.

HMYOI Polmont launches #YOYP2018

HMYOI Polmont launched #YOYP2018, with a showcase of amazing artwork by the inmates!

Youth Cabinet Meeting

Nicola Sturgeon meets with youth cabinet members, to find out how to make Scotland the best place for young people to grow up!

#YOYP2018 meets Chloe Donald

As part of #YOYP2018 Voices, Chloe Donald hosted a meet up in a trampoline park!

YoYP takes off with Loganair

YoYP takes off with Loganair Airline coming on board to support youth activity across Shetland, Western Isles and Outer Herbies!

Hostel Takeover

New College Lanarkshire celebrates #YOYP2018 with a Hostel Takeover!

Meeting young people in our Scottish Prisons!

Permanent Secretary met with young people within our prison and learnt how flexible learning can make a powerful difference!

SeeMe Scotland

SeeMe Scotland launches a new campaign as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek with pupils from Leith Academy.

Youth take charge!

A new platform to Open Minds , find out what happened at the first TEDx@Youth event in Glasgow.

Scottish Education Awards

Inspiring teachers, parents and pupils were honour at this years awards - to mark #YOPP2018 an ambassador helped to present each award!

Travelling Cabinet

The First Minister opened a travelling cabinet Q&A in Cumnock, to answer questions about local, national and international issues!

The Young & The Wild

Edinburgh International Film Festivals youth programmers co-designed a inspiring festival line-up which celebrates young film talent in celebration of #YOYP2018


Perth celebrate #YOYP2018 in spectacular style, with an all-day event festival, putting young people in the spotlight!

Celebrating our differences & what joins us together!

Ruwayda talks about her experience as a young refugee and why she wanted to use YoYP funding to promote different cultures.

Youth Beatz 2018

A scorching summer for #YOYP2018 with performances from Sigala, Rudimental and Maggie Lindemann!

Coal Generation

Queens, Teens & Life Outside the Mines - The National Mining Musuems exhibition, created by the youth panel is launched!

#YOYP2018 Voices

Wee Scottish Lass dives in to discuss the politics if the Scottish school bus for #YOYP2018 Voices

300K National Lottery Windfall for YoYP

Young Scots will be inspired to make a change in their lives as the YoYP National Lottery Fund makes its first grants to 37 heritage, community and sports organisations across Scotland.

#FMQT Launched

The first of it's kind will hopefully be the first of many opportunities for young people to have their views heard & acted upon about how Scotland is run! #FMQTNextGeneration