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Collaborate and celebrate!

Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 (YOYP2018) is all about celebrating the astounding talent and priceless contributions of our young people (focusing on those aged 8-26), whilst creating new opportunities for them to shine. Over the year there’ll be a packed programme of events, activities and ideas that will give young people in Scotland the chance to show the world what they’re made of.

Led by the Scottish Government, the Year of Young People is brought to you in collaboration with partners such as ourselves here at VisitScotland, our EventScotland team, Young Scot, Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament, Creative Scotland and YouthLink Scotland.

Join the celebrations for YOYP2018!

Getting involved couldn’t be easier. Our Year of Young People toolkit contains everything you might need to make the most of all this incredible activity.

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    What is it all about?

    Read the background information on the aims and objectives for YOYP2018 as well as our dedicated tourism objectives.

    Year of Young People 2018 - what is is all about?

    Published: July 2018

    Find out about the year's overarching aims, objectives and themes plus tourism objectives, co-design, Communic18.

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    Download the logo

    Designed in collaboration with young people from across Scotland, organisations and businesses are welcome to use the Year of Young People logos in their marketing. It’s available in both English and Gaelic. Please fill out our short online form to download the suite of logos.

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    Marketing tools

    To help you make the most of YOYP2018, we have put together a few handy tools including promotional wording, social media tips and a YOYP2018 tourism industry guide.

    Year of Young People 2018 - marketing tools

    Published: July 2018

    Our handy marketing tools include: promotional wording, industry guide, information on our iKnow Community, social media handles and itineraries.

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    YOYP2018 Partner Programme

    There’s already a terrific programme full of exciting events taking place throughout 2018 which you can find in our events leaflet here as well as on Event organisers are invited to join the celebrations, take advantage of a free listing on’s events page (and potentially in our promotional activity too) by submitting their event to the Year of Young People Partner Programme

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    Free to use imagery

    You can access our regularly updated library of free images featuring young people on our Digital Media Library

Tap into Scotland's young talent

Our young people have so much to offer the tourism industry, and vice-versa. There are many services, incentives and specialist help available to help get businesses and young people working together.

Other useful websites

The following websites have information on the Year of Young People 2018.