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Unleash Your Sporty Side

The Queen’s Baton has now arrived in Scotland and the 2014 Commonwealth Games are just around the corner. It’s going to be a busy and exciting summer of sport. And all this activity presents Scotland’s biggest opportunity to profile sport. sportscotland – the national agency for sport – is leading a campaign called ‘ Unleash… Read More


26 July to 3 August 2014 Love Parks Week

Love Parks Week is a celebration of our beautiful parks and green spaces across the UK. Keep Scotland Beautiful is encouraging people to visit their local green space, to take pride in where they live and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits these spaces can bring. All the information on how to get involved can… Read More


Scottish First Aid Heroes

St Andrew’s First Aid has announced that nominations have opened for the Scottish First Aid Awards 2014, which are held in association with Physio Control. Nominations from all sectors such as workplaces, in the community and schools are welcome and organisers are urging you to nominate their First Aid heroes who have stepped into emergency… Read More


Commissioner Responds to Stop and Search Policy Change

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People has welcomed the announcement by Police Scotland that children in Scotland under the age of 12 will no longer be subject to consensual stop and searches by police officers. It was decided that children would not have sufficient information or awareness of their rights to refuse a search…. Read More


Tech Time-Out

Tech addicts from across Scotland are being offered the chance to apply to ‘get away from IT all’ and take part in a ‘social experiment’ being run by SYHA Hostelling Scotland. ‘Generation Y’ Digital Natives are being urged to enter SYHA’s competition to take part in the competition to take part in the new social… Read More


Young Carers Campaign Backed by Scottish Borders Council

A national campaign to help young carers receive more help from the government has been backed by the Scottish Borders Council. Three teenagers from the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) lobbied councillors for their support today, 26 June. The SYP ‘Care. Fair. Share’ campaign aims to ensure young carers are treated fairly by society and in… Read More


Scottish Government Allocates £4.5m for Youth Employment

An initial £4.5m has been allocated to help equip young people for work, the youth employment secretary has told MSPs. The figure emerged as Angela Constance unveiled the government’s response to the findings of the Wood Commission. It had found Scotland was “not preparing or equipping young people for the world of work”. Money will… Read More


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