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Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund

Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund provides financial support to young people in Scotland aged 14 to 20 to develop their talent within the creative industry in one or more of the following areas: Drama Dance Music Film Visual Arts Literature Digital Arts Individuals can apply for funding up to £200 and… Read More

Youth Unemployment at Six Year Low

The number of young people unemployed in Scotland is at the lowest level for six years! The Scottish youth unemployment rate is down 5.6 percentage points over the year while the UK unemployment rate is down 5.1 percentage points over the year. Now 72,000 young people are unemployed in Scotland – a drop of 29,000… Read More

Project Ginsberg – New tool to help people improve mental wellbeing

An innovative new online tool has been launched by the Scottish Government to help people improve their mental wellbeing. Ginsberg is a free website which allows people to track their mood and find out how it is affected by their physical actions. This could be how much alcohol they have drunk, how much exercise they’ve… Read More

Peak Age of Offending Rises as Teens Turn From Life of Crime

The conviction rate for young men in Scotland has fallen by almost two-thirds in the space of a generation, according to new research. The peak age of offending for men, which was 18 in the late 1980s, is now 23 according to the latest conviction figures. The peak age of offending for women has increased… Read More

Dyslexia Awareness Week

This year, the date of Dyslexia Awareness Week (3-9 November 2014) will be the same across the UK. The theme of the week is: Dyslexia Matters… To the 1 in 10 people in the UK affected by dyslexia Because with early intervention and the right support, people with dyslexia can reach their full potential At… Read More

National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2015

YouthLink Scotland is delighted to announce that the eighth National Youth Worker of the Year Awards will be launched at the Scottish Youth Work Week Conference on Wednesday 5 November. The Awards celebrate and recognise the outstanding commitment, service and performance of youth workers, role models, partners and managers who work tirelessly within the youth… Read More

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