2018 – Visit Scotland’s Year of Young People

2018 marks Visit Scotland’s Year of Young People, the first of its kind in Scotland. It aims to inspire all ages through its young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage. The Year of Young People 2018 will offer even more opportunities for both locals and visitors to enjoy a trip to, and around Scotland. From adrenaline filled adventure breaks and breath-taking road trips, to a range of exciting events and festivals, Scotland offers endless things to see and do during the celebratory year.

Key Themes

Activities for the Year of Young People 2018 will be based around six key themes including culture; sharing and celebrating young people’s talent and contribution to the Scottish culture and arts, and enterprise & regeneration; celebrating young people’s roles in innovation, entrepreneurship and the Scottish economy.

Year of Young People Partners

Year of Young People 2018 partners include Young Scot, The Scottish Government, Visit Scotland and Event Scotland, with a programme of events showcasing Scotland’s amazing young talent and providing opportunities through culture, sport and other activities for young people to express themselves as well as inspiring families with children to also engage with the numerous activities Scotland has to offer.

National Awards Evening

Events taking place include the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards, currently the only national awards evening for the young people of Scotland.  This year young people will be given the chance to help organise the awards and more young people will be given the chance to attend.

Top of the Agenda

It is refreshing to see that young people are at the top of the agenda for 2018 as so much of the Scottish tourism and hospitality industry is dependant upon the talent, hard work and commitment of young people, who shape and enhance many visitor experiences and help to provide innovative ideas for the future of tourism in Scotland.


At Little’s we have embarked upon many ventures offering training opportunities to young people in our community which have included summer apprenticeships and sales & marketing intern positions, all designed to create a better view and understanding of the travel and tourism sector.

Further Information

For more information about the Year of Young People visit VisitScotland.com while current news and events can be found on the Year of Young People 2018 website at  http://yoyp2018.scot/