Year of Young People 2018

Year of Young People (YoYP2018) is an opportunity for generations to come together and celebrate Scotland’s young people.

YoYP2018 aim

YoYP2018 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. It will give a platform for young people aged 8-26 to speak up – something that’s right at the heart of Girlguiding Scotland.

Scotland is the first country in the world to dedicate a full year to celebrating young people and their achievements. We’re excited to launch our activities for the year ahead which have all be co-designed by young people. Keeping checking our YoYP2018 hub to find out what you or your unit can get involved in. So far we have announced our new Youth Forum!

There are six themes for YoYP2018:


Share and celebrate young people’s talent and contribution to Scottish culture and arts.


Allow young people to have more say in their education and learning.

Enterprise and regeneration

Celebrate young people’s role in innovation, entrepreneurship and the Scottish economy as well as making Scotland a greener and more pleasant place to live.

Equality and discrimination

Recognise the positive impact of young people in Scotland and encourage them to take the lead in challenging all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

Health and wellbeing

Make sure young people have the chance to lead healthy, active lives and understand the importance of mental health and resilience.


Give young people the chance to influence decisions that affect their lives.

You can read more about this and YoYP2018 here.