With 2018 being hailed the Year of Young People, along with SAYFC reaching their 80th anniversary, it seemed a fitting opportunity to honour the younger generations at the heart and soul of the rural organisation.
With the Royal Highland Show etched in many diary’s years in advance, and remaining the pinnacle of SAYFC’s social calendar, the organisation decided to take advantage of the prominent platform provided by the show and give members the opportunity to influence how the youth charity presents itself at the distinguished Show.
The purpose of the Year of Young People takeover of SAYFC at the Show echoes the objectives set out by the government led YOYP 2018 initiative; value their contribution, showcase amazing talents, identify the impact of supporting young adults, and allow younger generations to express themselves through events and activities.
The team of eleven, chosen from across Scotland, have been planning the event for over six months alongside Year of Young People 2018 and Young Scot. New ideas, including tractor pool karaoke, giant board games and interactive banners, will supplement the established programme of stock judging, country cooks and tug of war.
Come and visit the centre during the Show to see the acomplishments of the group, and even take part in some giant Jenga, Connect 4 or the crowd favourite...Tractor Pool Karaoke!
Get to know our YoYP group members by reading their profiles, or even have a browse at the full show schedule to plan your visit.
For more inspiring ideas on how you can support YoYP 2018, or for more information on the iniative, visit their website.
Young Scot have plenty of fun interactive YoYP blogs and vlogs to keep you entertained also! Visit their My Story 365 to see what youngsters across Scotland have been getting upto.
Stay up to date with the group by following our social media platforms. Just look out for #YoYP2018 or #sayfc