‘Home’: Pupils discuss what makes them feel proud to live in Scotland

Posted: 23/11/2017 | Education,

Beautiful scenery, free education, and Irn Bru are all reasons to be proud to live in Scotland – according to Royal Blind School pupils.

scotword workshop Next year is the Year of Young People in Scotland, with 12 months packed full of events and activities across the country.

And to kick the year off, YoungScot are looking for a #ScotWord in answer to the question ‘What makes you proud to live in Scotland?’

The #ScotWord will be announced on 30 December, when thousands of people will take part in the Hogmanay Torchlight Procession through the streets of Edinburgh. The climax of this year’s procession will see torches spell out the #ScotWord.  

A group of residential students took part in a #ScotWord workshop on Friday to consider what makes them proud to live in Scotland. The workshops are taking place at schools across the country and words will be submitted to the YoungScot website.

Pupils listened to music and took part in a discussion about their favourite things about Scotland. Among the suggestions for the #ScotWord was ‘Home’.

Louise Macdonald, Young Scot’s Chief Executive said: “It’s great to see the Year of Young People 2018 get off to such an inspiring start. Putting young people centre stage during the Hogmanay Festival is a great chance for them to get involved and start what will be an excellent year for the young people of Scotland.”