Despite there being a youth club at Lambhill Stables, young people often said it wasn’t always obvious that this was a place where young people would be welcome…and that was the beginning of the Youth Garden Project.

With Covid-19 restrictions, the Young Placechangers started working online to design their garden project. Partnership working with FrogLife and the Community Gardeners enabled the young participants to learn about the nature within their space and how best to look after the wildlife. They found out more about their local heritage through working with other organisations in their area: for example, establishing links to the Antonine Wall Roman Head project and the heritage programme at Lambhill Stables.

Watch the video below where members of the Lambhill Youth Club introduce the Lambhill Youth Club Garden.

Thinking about how the space would be used, the young people and members of the community agreed that having an outdoor seating area would be beneficial – somewhere for young people to hang out and for outdoor learning opportunities to take place, as well as a welcoming place for families to use when not being used by the Youth Club.

Hear Morven talking at the Young People & Place Festival - click here

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greenspace scotland engages and empowers young people through the Young Placechangers programme.

Young Placechangers puts young people in the lead role – bringing together the wider community to look at local spaces and plan improvements. The Young Placechangers programme has used a co-production approach to develop and pilot a training and support programme enabling young people to transform both the place they live, their relationship to it and the wider community.

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