East Ayrshire's Year of Young People 2018


East Ayrshire’s young people are going to shine in 2018

The Year of Young People 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements and contributions of our young people. 

We have worked with young people to co-design our Year of Young People programme. A high impact, celebratory events programme, with young people at the heart of development and delivery will create new and valuable experiences for East Ayrshire's young people, families and visitors.

All ages can join in the events and activities across culture, art, sport and more.

Colour run launch

Kicking off the year was an explosion of colour to celebrate the launch at the Howard Park, Kilmarnock on Thursday 15 February with a colour run. The park was a particularly colourful place as over 100 young people were showered with vibrantly shaded powder to celebrate the East Ayrshire launch of the Year of Young People.

See our photos on Flickr and watch our video on YouTube. Read the full press release.

PB success

Participatory Budget (PB) events ran across East Ayrshire in March with overwhelming success. At these events local people are given the opportunity to decide where public money is spent in their communities and they decided to award a whopping £58,000 to 34 individual projects that will either involve or benefit Young People in East Ayrshire. A fantastic achievement for all involved.

Check out all the project winners.


To find out what events are happening across East Ayrshire please visit our events page.

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Contact Information

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Telephone: 01563 576354
Telephone: 01563 578104
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