FREE residential CyberFirst Courses for 14-17 Year Olds

CyberFirst are hosting three week-long residential courses in Paisley this summer.  They are organised and funded by the National Cyber Security Centre as part of the CyberFirst programme.

You can learn cyber security skills and get an insight into cyber security careers.  Completion of the courses, which are residential, will earn you Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) credit points (including a certificate), and the learning can count in part towards completion of the SQA National Progression Awards at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6.

The three courses are:

Please click on the links above for more information.

MAKE Scotland 365 event!

MAKE Scotland 365 event!

Aged 15-24 | 1-2 Dec | National – Edinburgh

Young Scot are hosting an event for young people aged 15-24 in partnership with National Museums Scotland for the Scotland 365 project. This is a Heritage Lottery Funded project which aims to explore what young people value about Scotland’s heritage – from arts and music to language and history.  This event will take place from Friday 1st December (5:00 – 8:30pm)  – Saturday 2nd December (10am – 4:30pm) and will include a ‘Meet and Munch’ and VIP evening tour of the Museum on Friday, and a ‘Workshop Jam Event’ on Saturday. Travel costs and food will be provided. Young people can sign up by heading to or searching ‘MAKE Scotland 365’ on Eventbrite. They can also check out the event at or by contacting / 0131 313 2488.

Navigogo – Exciting Mobility App Trial

Navigogo – Exciting Mobility App Trial

Aged 16-25 | Dec – March | Dundee and North Fife

NaviGoGo is a new web app that has been co-designed by young Scots (aged 16 – 25) for young Scots. It lets you plan, book and pay for trains, taxis and provides passenger assistance through the newly developed web app and links to your Young Scot NEC card. Active (walking and cycling) and responsible (public transport) travel choices also attract Young Scot Rewards points!

We need young people (16-25) from Dundee and North Fife to participate in the trial and test the web app to the max between December 2017 and March 2018. All participants will receive £20 travel credit per month and other incentives will be offered for additional feedback. Application is easy and those registered for Rewards will collect points from beginning to end.

Meet the Minister informal chat with Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport

Meet the Minister informal chat with Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport on the new Diet and Obesity Strategy

Aged 11-26 | Wednesday 22nd November | Nation – Young Scot HQ Edinburgh

There is a terrific opportunity for any young people you are working with to come along on 22nd of November from around 2.30pm – 5pm at the Young Scot Office to discuss the new Obesity Strategy.
This won’t be a Facebook live session, but an informal open conversation around some key questions related to young people’s views/experiences of diet and obesity in Scotland. We will also be running an online survey to go alongside this for the conversation. Young people will be invited in to the office from 2.30pm for briefing and prep, and finishing up for 5pm after the Minister leaves. If you can please send any names of young people keen to attend by Monday 13th to Lisa Murphy

“Young People in Remote Communities” – Artic Circle Forum

“Young People in Remote Communities” – Artic Circle Forum
Open | 19-21 Nov | National – Edinburgh (Aimed at Rural Young People)

The Scottish Government together with the Arctic Circle will deliver the Arctic Circle Forum, a 3 day event which will bring together a range of representatives from central and local government, third sector and academia as well as entrepreneurs and innovators from in and around the Arctic Circle. The title of the forum this year is “Scotland and the new North” and one of our Year of Young People Co-designers will chair the panel discussion on “Young People in Remote Communities”, which will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 21 November and last for around 60-90 minutes. The session will investigate the challenges (housing, transport, digital, economic opportunities) of being a young person in a remote region, highlight expectations for the future, look at the opportunities to shape this and consider how young people can influence decisions which affect their future. They are particularly keen to hear from young people from rural communities to attend and take part and we have secured the same student discount for all young scot cardholders and will be running as a rewards activity. Marie from Young Scot will be attending and happy to meet with and support any young people who may be coming down to Edinburgh from rural communities. Please contact directly via

Young Scot 5 Rights Youth Leadership Group – Final 2 places available

Young Scot 5 Rights Youth Leadership Group – Final 2 places available
Aged 11-15 | Ongoing | National – Central Belt

There are two final spaces remaining on the 5Rights Youth Leadership Group. This fantastic opportunity will focus on young people’s rights in the digital world and is targeted at young people aged 11-15 who face greater inequalities, to ensure an accurate representation of the diverse young people in Scotland. The 5Rights Youth Leadership Group will be a group of 30 young people from all across Scotland. They will spend 12 months investigating how we can implement some of the 5Rights Youth Commission’s recommendations to the Scottish Government, on realising their rights as young people in the digital world.
For more information, please visit or contact our 5Rights Co-ordinator, Maggie Tam:

Opportunity to help create & develop flyers, videos & digital communications to engage young women with the great outdoors!

Freshspace – Opportunity to help create & develop flyers, videos & digital communications to engage young women with the great outdoors!

Aged 14-18 | Thursday 16th November | National – Edinburgh (Or request a workshop in your local area)

Looking to work specifically with those who identify as young women and are interested in design, communications and creativity.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with Scottish Natural Heritage and design agency Stand on a project which has the potential to have a positive impact on the lives on young women across Scotland.

There are spaces available in our open workshop taking place next Thursday here in Edinburgh. There is also an opportunity for bespoke, local groups to get in touch and we can bring a workshop to you.

For more information please go to: or e-mail Ettie Shattock, SNH Partnership Officer on

CDN Food and Drink Career Expo – Get Involved

CDN Food and Drink Career Expo
Thursday 14 September 2017 (13.00 – 18.00)
BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Food and Drink Career Expo is organised by College Development Network (CDN) and will take place on Thursday 14 September 2017 at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh hosted during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.

With careers including Engineering, Science and Product Development and Production, Scotland’s Food and Drink industry is currently worth over £16.5 billion. With around 27,000 jobs emerging from the sector between now and 2030, come and find out how you can get involved one of Scotland’s fastest growing industries.

Full details: Food and Drink Career Expo  (PDF, 3 pages, 135KB)

Register here: