#RuralYouthAugust Round-Up

Hannah Downey


We've reached the end of our #RuralYouthAugust social media campaign, and we've had a great time visiting some brilliant projects as well as interviewing young people from rural areas. Here's what we got up to, and don't forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with our future campaigns!

First off, we chatted to Amy about her experiences as a young person on the Isle of Jura and how politicians can engage at events like the @RYP2018 #ideasfestival.

Amy, Rural Youth Ideas Festival from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


Next up was the first in our vox pops for @NCRAScotland. Claire from Mull was @FarmersWeekly Agricultural Student of the Year in 2016 and we asked her about the good, the bad and the future for rural young people.

Claire from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


New #RuralYouthAugust case study: Track 2 Train is a Tyne Esk LEADER-funded project to renovate and rejuvenate a building at Newtongrange Railway Station for use as a Cafe, Bistro and training centre for young people in the justice system.

Case study: Track 2 Train, Newtongrange (subtitled) from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


Check out @HIEScotland's video case study on Beth Shannon - a young woman from Belfast who relocated to rural Scotland to work as a candle-maker for @essenceofharris and found more than just a career there...  (Filmed by @SceneItmedia)

YOYP Case Study #3 Essence of Harris from Scene-It on Vimeo.


Watch our new #RuralYouthAugust video - we got our wellies on last week for the #ryp2018 #ideasfestival! @P_KLeader @LantraScotland @NFYFC @RYEurope @SAYFC @scotent @ScotRuralAction @scotruralnet @YouthLinkScot @scottishfarmer @TheAdPlain @MairiGougeon

Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival (subtitled) from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


Time for another quick @NCRAScotland voxpop. This is Jakob, 20, from Shetland giving his views on being a young person in rural Scotland - the good, the bad and the future.

Jakob vox pop from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


Access to transport is a big issue for rural young people like Hannah. If you want to talk about these issues with policy makers, come to the Rural Transport Convention in Inverness, 11 & 22 Sept. 

Hannah, Royal Highland Show from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


We interviewed @MairiGougeon, the new Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, about what we can learn by listening to young people in rural areas and what politicians can do.

Full interview Mairi Gougeon from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


Check out Perth and Kinross LEADER Programme's video case study on The Workshop, Aberfeldy - this organisation has a passion for providing opportunities for young people in a rural area, aiming to support them into employment.

The Workshop, Aberfeldy from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


Next up, our video summary of the Amaze me LEADER event and interviews with thanks to the film team at Amaze me LEADER for the extra footage!

Amaze Me LEADER 2018 from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


Check out Highland and Island Enterprise's case study on Finlay MacDonald, who runs his own business 'Chocolates of Glenshiel' and dreams of starting his own foundation one day to support his local community.

Chocolates of Glenshiel, Highlands and Islands Enterprise YOYP2018 Case Study from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


The Callander Youth Project is an independent, voluntary youth organisation that aims to improve the quality of life of young people in rural Stirlingshire. Check out this video all about them by Youth Link Scotland.

Callander Youth Project, Youthlink Scotland from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.


And finally, our last video case study: Meet the Kinneil Coastal Rangers of Bo'ness, equipping young people with the skills for a rural career! Delivered by The Conservation Volunteers.

Case Study - The Conservation Volunteers - Kinneil Coastal Rangers - Rural Youth August from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.