What a fantastic weekend! Working with Youth Scotland we had our Young Placechangers Residential at Stirling Youth Hostel with young people and youth workers from five youth groups from across Scotland. Ochil Youth Improves Communities (OYCI) didn’t have far to travel, but the groups from Tweedale Youth Action and North Ayrshire did! From Glasgow we had FARE (Easterhouse), SIMY (Townhead) and Hannah and Dan who are working with young people near Pollok Park.

The participants tried their hand at place evaluation (indoors and outdoors!), community mapping and creative consultation techniques. All the groups came with an idea of a place they would like to change in their local areas. The next step is to finetune those ideas and apply for a seedcorn grant to take the first steps to make it happen. Young people are not the future, they are NOW.