Our Timeline for 2018

First Minister launches #YOYP2018

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

2018 is looking #BRAW

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


Young Scot launches My Story 365 as part of #YOYP2018, young people will share their story each day of the year! Read more

Dumfries & Galloway launches #YOYP2018

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

#YOYP2018 Voices

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

Royal Date for #YOYP2018

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

HMYOI Polmont launches #YOYP2018

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

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! Read more

#YOYP2018 meets Chloe Donald

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

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! Read more

Hostel Takeover

New College Lanarkshire celebrates #YOYP2018 with a Hostel Takeover! Read more

Meeting young people in our Scottish Prisons!

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

SeeMe Scotland

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

Youth take charge!

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

Scottish Education Awards

Inspiring teachers, parents and pupils were honoured at this years awards - to mark #YOYP2018 an ambassador helped to present each award! Read more

Travelling Cabinet

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

The Young & The Wild

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


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

Celebrating our differences

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

Youth Beatz 2018

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

Coal Generation

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

#YOYP2018 Voices

Wee Scottish Lass dives in to discuss the politics of the Scottish school bus for #YOYP2018 Voices Read more

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. Read more

#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 Read more

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

OTHERLAND was designed and curated by young people, and was a new addition for young people to show off their musical talents. Read more

Go Live! At Glasgow Green

#YOYP2018 were at the Glasgow European Champions, 10 days filled with fun activities for young people, including a Junk Art challenge! Read more

Design the next Baby Box

Competition opens for a young person to design the next Baby Box, focused on Childrens Rights as part of #YOYP2018 Read more

#YOYP2018 Voices

DJ Erfone talks to us about why he became a DJ & how you can become one too! Read more

Youth Urban Games

The #YUG2018 brought life to the transformed Forth & Clyde canal, with some BMXing, parkour and skateboarding fun. Read more


100 young people had the chance to grill the First Minister on issues that matter the most to them, in a new FMQs for YoYP! Read more

The BIG Takeover

Shetland seen 70 events take place over 3 days, all run and created by young people! Read more

Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Happy viewing for all ages at this years festival, with a line-up created by a group of Young Programmers. Read more

3D Festival

The opening of V&A Dundee seen an incredible 3D Festival take place over 3 days, planned with the help of the Young Peoples Collective. Read more

Feels FM

The world's first Emoji powered jukebox launched as part of #YOYP2018, to get young people talking about mental health. Read more

Futureproof Festival

A month long festival of theatre performance, in 10 different locations. Read more

Knight at The Castle

A (k)night at the castle, a neon-extravaganza as part of #YOYP2018 Read more

Launch of Learner Panel

The new Learner Panel was launched with Deputy First Minister as part of #YOYP2018, a platform for young people to have a say on their education. Read more

Paisley Halloween Festival

Paisley was taken over by a 500 strong parade, and a performance with flying witches for #YOYP2018 Read more

Scottish Youth Poetry Slam

Kelso High were crowned as the Slam Masters at this years youth poetry slam! Read more

Wee Sleep Out

Almost 5,000 young people slept out to raise money to end homelessness, as part of #YOYP2018. Read more

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards

Fraser Wallace won Apprentice of the Year 2018, among other finalists. Click below for all winners! Read more

Rock Trust Sleep Out

Over 100 young people slept out in Edinburgh to show their commitment to ending youth homelessness. Read more

Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards

A night dedicated to celebrating Scotlands exceptional young people! Read more

#YOYP2018 Voices

Young people from all over Scotland came together to learn how to continue to use their voices beyond 2018! Read more

An epic finale for #YOYP2018

Young people were the beating heart of Scotland, and will continue to be every year. Read more