Express an interest in attending Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival

Rural Youth Project poster with event information
News from the Rural Youth Project

Expressions of interest to attend this year's Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival are now open.

Starting on Friday 29 November and concluding Sunday 1 December, the Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival residential weekend will be a mixture of workshops, inspiring speakers, fun outdoor and indoor activities, evening functions and networking with young people across the world that will leave delegates empowered to make real and lasting change in their rural communities.

Expressions of interest to attend the 2019 Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival in Lanarkshire are now open!

Attendance and accommodation are free and travel will be subsidised for UK attendees more than 20 miles from the venue. Spaces are strictly limited.

Register your interest here:

You can get a preview of the venue in this short video:


Rural Youth Project appoints new staff members

The Rural Youth Project have strengthened their team with the appointment of two new freelance staff members, supported by LEADER Programme 2014-2020: The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. They will support the various activities created by the Rural Youth Project to develop the leadership, business and enterprise skills of rural young people, whilst encouraging positive activism so they can play their part in making rural places attractive and viable for young people to build their lives and their futures.

Alana Black has been appointed Project and Communications Coordinator and will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the project – including the recent logo re-brand and new website re-development – in consultation with the Rural Youth Project Directors and Steering Committee. Joining Alana is Helen Cameron from Huntly who has been appointed as Admin and Bookkeeper Officer.

For more information about the Rural Youth Project: