We have just returned from our final event of the year. Where did 2023 go?
Thanks to all the delegates in the Autumn Young Scotland Programme for their warmth, hard work and superb timekeeping. On the final evening, Meg Wishart from the Scottish Refugee Council was awarded the Scotland Young Thinker of the Year title for her compassionate and humane paper bearing witness to the plight of refugees in Calais. Cerys Anderson (Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service) was runner-up and Holly Roxburgh (Scottish SPCA) and Laura Hyde-White (Transform Scotland) were highly commended and commended respectively. The Group Challenge was won by Group C: Anya Opara, Scottish Government, Emilie Turner, Scottish Enterprise, Alexander Whitham, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, and Meg Wishart, Scottish Refugee Council. Click here for photos.
Looking ahead, 2024 launches with an international vibe: the first Young Ireland Programme of the year (click here for brochure and booking form) and the annual Young Scotland and Northern Ireland Programme – click here for more details. These are filling up fast so don’t leave booking until the last minute.
The Young Local Authority of the Year 2024 follows in March. Delegates in teams of two from across the UK will gather in Lancaster on Wednesday 6th for two days of exciting competition. Click here for brochure and booking form.