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Youth Scotland submission to the Cross-Party Group Children and Young People

Youth Scotland is proud to champion and further the cause of universal community-based youth work in Scotland. We were pleased to contribute again to the ongoing #InvestInYouthWork campaign as part of the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People at the Scottish Parliament on 4 February.

Youth Scotland guidance on the resumption of youth work services during Covid-19

Following the First Minister’s announcement today on Scotland’s progression to Phase 3 of Scotland's route map through and out of the crisis, we are pleased to begin planning with our members for the safe resumption of community-based youth work services in accordance with the official guidance.

Youth Scotland appoints Mike Strang as new Chief Officer

I am delighted to say that we have appointed Mike Strang, Chief Officer of the Venture Trust as the new Chief Executive of Youth Scotland. He will start with us on 15th March taking over from Ian McLaughlan who will retire in March 2022.

Celebrating youth work in the community with Reach 4 and CashBack for Communities

Youth Scotland Awards pass the 6,000 milestone at Reach 4 Glasgow

Another milestone for Youth Scotland's Awards after 24 years of recognising the achievements of young people through youth work with 6,000 awards achieved in the year 2021-22

Strategy & Values

Changing Lives Through Community-Based Youth Work is our strategy to support and develop community-based youth work across Scotland.


Find more information on how we are governed, our accounts and our annual report


Youth Scotland's AGM (Annual General Meeting) will take place on 27 October 2022.


Groups can join Youth Scotland in 3 simple steps. Read on to see how your group can be part of Scotland's network for community-based youth work. Check these 3 steps to join today!

Membership Checklist

Our checklist highlights the main important eligibility criteria for groups to follow in order to become a Youth Scotland Member. Please also refer to our Magnet Magazine for more information.

For everyone involved in community based youth work. Find out more about what we do and apply for membership.