The Year of Young People Visits Programme

As part of Year of Young People, the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh, asked the young people of Scotland to tell him what inspires them. A panel of four young people then selected nominations for him to meet from each region of Scotland. The panel members were Cadely Paton, Susie McGuinness, Clara Gray, Mairéad Reid.

 Region / Constituency  Inspiration and Nominator 
 South

 Young bereaved parent (222KB PDF)

 19 year old young woman 

 North East

 Bridging the generation gap with the Aboyne Youth Forum (143KB PDF)

 Aboyne Youth Forum, 16/17 year olds

 Mid Scotland and Fife

 Caring for his mother and making sure others know the signs of a stroke (video)

 Finlay Taylor, 10 years old, from Comrie

 West

 Developing skills and friends for life (video)

 Fergulslie Park Cubs, 8-10.5 year olds, Paisley

 Highlands and Islands

 Our Isle of Inspiration (276KB PDF)

  Portree High Modern Studies pupils, National 4 and 5 students

 Central

 Changing the care system for the better (328KB PDF)

 Today not Tomorrow, North Lanarkshire, late teens

 Glasgow

 Using positive activities to improve health (374KB PDF)

 Moving on 2 Health triathalon group and Yes Chef! cooking programme participant, David McGill, 21 years old, Glasgow

 Lothian

 Role models and public service (143KB PDF)

 Zola Lorimer, 14 years old, Dunbar

 Following each visit, the Presiding Officer is recording his thoughts and you can see these on his Facebook page.

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