Argyll and Bute Council’s Youth Services Team has created a calendar full of activities and events to celebrate some of the reasons young people love living and growing up in Argyll and Bute, and to coincide with 2018 being the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.
A consultation was carried out with 1,055 young people across the area, where they were given the opportunity to choose the top ten reasons they like Argyll and Bute.
The results were: 1 Safety; 2 Outdoors; 3 Easy to stay in touch; 4 Nature; 5 Quiet and peaceful; 6 Beautiful; 7 Freedom; 8 Sport/recreation; 9 Opportunities; 10 Easy to get involved.
An exciting programme of events was then developed with these in mind and includes a dance show, a photography project, a comedy and confidence workshop, a film festival, and lots more.
The events also coincide with the six key themes of the Year of Young People, which are: Culture; health and wellbeing; equality and discrimination; enterprise and regeneration; participation; and education.
The Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said; “The Year of Young People aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing the contribution they make to their communities, and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally.
“Here in Argyll and Bute we have young people to be proud of - young people who are great ambassadors for the area, and who work hard to make Argyll and Bute the wonderful place it is.
“It is fantastic that we will be hosting a whole range of events to celebrate them, their achievements, and why Argyll and Bute is great place to live, work and learn.”
The Year of Young People Plan for Argyll and Bute will be officially launched at the Argyll and Bute Awards in Helensburgh on 31January 2018.
For the full list of events in Argyll and Bute, visit: https://www.youngscot.org/local-authorities/argyll-and-bute/