13 November 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon kicked off a series of events celebrating Scotland’s young people as she launched 2018 as The Year of Young People.
Visiting the Oasis Youth Centre in Dumfries, the First Minister met young people from the local and national organising groups to hear about the plans they’ve been working on, and discuss the different ways that the voice of Scotland’s young people can be heard.
— Year of Young People (@YOYP2018) November 13, 2017
The First Minister said:
“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.
“The talents of our young people span the length and breadth of the country – evident in the great programme they have helped to put together. 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 (@ScotGovFM) November 13, 2017