What Makes Our Young People Most Proud to Live in Scotland?

We want your help to find out!

Every year on 30 December, thousands of people take part in a Torchlight Procession through the streets of Edinburgh.

This year’s procession will herald the start of Scotland’s Year of Young People, and will end with hundreds of torches spelling out one word - which is the word Scotland’s young people want to tell the rest of the world about what makes them proud to live in Scotland.

This is part of a nationwide project, through which we will learn about the values, opinions and attitudes of young people living across Scotland today.

Young ambassadors from every region of the country will visit youth groups in their local area to lead discussion workshops - encouraging young people aged 8 -26 to talk about what makes them proud to live in Scotland, what their shared values are, and what they would like to say about Scotland to the rest of the world, as well as to upload their choice of word to our website.  

Full details about how to get involved will follow in the coming months. In the meantime, watch Nina Nesbitt's introduction to #ScotWord: