Year of Young People #YOYP

Play Scotland is delighted to be supporting the Year of Young People in Scotland.  2018 will provide a platform to showcase achievements and talents of all young people, including dedicated themes and events.

It will also give young people, aged 8 to 26, new opportunities to influence decision making on issues affecting their lives and be involved in cultural and sporting activities across Scotland.

“This is an opportunity to shine a light on the fantastic contribution young people make to life in Scotland.

“The Year of Young People will give young people a new platform and new opportunities for their voices to be heard in all parts of our society and hopefully help to foster a better understanding, co-operation and respect between generations.

“I want to thank all of the partners involved in supporting this initiative, who have helped to put together what I am sure will be a wonderful celebration of young people in 2018.”

First Minister


Play Scotland are jointly working with Sportscotland and Scottish Government on a booklet featuring active ways for young people to play which will be launched in May at the Scottish Parliament.

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Events in Scotland

You can keep up to date with events that are being held in Scotland by signing up to the YOYP newsletter.  Full details can be found here.

You can also view events on the EventScotland website here.


Young Scot

The Year of Young People 2018 aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. Find out the latest information about all the exciting things that are happening in 2018 right here!

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National Lottery Funding for Year of Young People

To mark the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018, a new National Lottery fund to help young people #SparkAChange in their lives has been launched.

Is is called Year of the Young People National Lottery Fund, and offers funding between £3,000 and £10,000 to heritage, community and sports projects that are run for and by young people aged eight to 26.

A pot of £550,000 is available for projects that help young people change their lives for the better, by improving their health and wellbeing.  Full details and how to apply can be found here.