Signature Events

Our Council has been working with various national organisations to host some of the national Year of Young People events within Dumfries and Galloway as well as enhancing the Youth Beatz Festival. Our signature events programme has events across the region throughout 2018.

Wigtown Childrens Festival

Literature festival for children.

When: Oct 2018
Wigtown Book Festival – WTF18

Young people are involved in developing youth opportunities to be included as part of Wigtown Book Festival.

When: Oct 2018
Moving Forward Together

Regional gathering of adults working or volunteering with young people to develop new collaborations and sharing of good practice nationally and locally.

When: 3rd Nov 2018
Closing Event

Final celebration of young peoples achievments over 2018, and launching the results of 10,000 voices.

When: 6th Dec 2018
Key Partner: The Crichton Trust,
Programme / Action Description Responsibility When Other YOYP Themes
Young Peoples ChoicesA participatory budgeting project that will have allow young people to apply for funding to deliver young person led YOYP projects, that will be selected by other young people voting for their choices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018All Themes
Try Arts, Sport & ScienceYoung people have increased opportunities to participate in the arts, sport and science through a program of taster sessions delivered in local communities across the region, giving opportunities to express themselves through culture, leisure and the sciences.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Arts Sector Partners
Community Sports Clubs
STEM Providers
Jan - Dec 2018Education
Health & Wellbeing
Participation
Educational Excursions Out of the RegionYoung people across the region have opportunities to participate in YOYP events across Scotland.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Participation
2018 Bucket ListOpportunities for young people to have a say in their own learning journey through an interactive and challenging project using modern day technologies to engage with hardly reached young people.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Education
Health & Wellbeing
Participation
Fun Sized TourOutreach youth work program to increase the opportunities for young people living in remote and rural places to participate in youth work provision within their own communities.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Health & Wellbeing
Participation
Holiday ProgrammesYoung people have increased opportunities to take part in free, accessible events and activities.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Apr 2018
Jul 2018
Oct 2018
Health & Wellbeing
Participation
Wigtown Book Festival – WTF18Young people are involved in developing youth opportunities to be included as part of Wigtown Book Festival.Wigtown Festival Company
Oct 2018Participation
Wigtown Childrens FestivalLiterature festival for children.Wigtown Festival Company
Oct 2018Participation
International Youth Volunteering Exchange25 young people from across the region will work on a global education project exploring global issues and culminating in an international youth exchange.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Oct 2018Education
Participation
Dreams for the FutureCelebrating the opening of the National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling at the birthplace of Peter Pan. Creating a major international visitor attraction for Dumfries and Galloway due to open end 2018. Community events to celebrate the opening of the Centre and highlighting the town's heritage and connections with the creation of the story of Peter Pan.Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust
Nov 2018Education
Participation
Closing EventFinal celebration of young peoples achievments over 2018, and launching the results of 10,000 voices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
The Crichton Trust
6th Dec 2018Education
Participation
Programme / Action Description Responsibility When Other YOYP Themes
Young Peoples ChoicesA participatory budgeting project that will have allow young people to apply for funding to deliver young person led YOYP projects, that will be selected by other young people voting for their choices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018All Themes
Careers EducationYoung people (3 - 18) will have opportunities to learn about the world of work, including STEM partnership working, e.g. presentations, activities, career mentoring sessions. They will have opportunities to profile skills and qualities and be aware of rights and responsibilities. Careers education in D&G schools will promote diversity and challenge discrimination.Schools Services
Jan - Dec 2018Enterprise & Regeneration
Equality & Discrimination
Health & Wellbeing
Try Arts, Sport & ScienceYoung people have increased opportunities to participate in the arts, sport and science through a program of taster sessions delivered in local communities across the region, giving opportunities to express themselves through culture, leisure and the sciences.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Arts Sector Partners
Community Sports Clubs
STEM Providers
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
Health & Wellbeing
Participation
Pupil Councils and Student ForumsYoung people will have opportunities to participate in the life of the school. These bodies will have responsibility for sharing Pupil Voice within schools, reflecting on key themes e.g. curriculum, learning and teaching, self evaluation.Schools Services
Jan - Dec 2018Participation
Past, Present and Future of being young in Dumfries and GallowayAn intergenerational project exploring what being young in the region was 50 years ago, capturing what it is like now and looking to the future to 2068. The Project will include burying a time capsule to be opened in 2068.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Participation
2018 Bucket ListOpportunities for young people to have a say in their own learning journey through an interactive and challenging project using modern day technologies to engage with hardly reached young people.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
Health & Wellbeing
Participation
Young People as Leaders in SportDevelop a year long program of opportunities for young people through leadership programs that enhance pathways and progression into further education and employment in the field of sport and physical activity. This will see an increased program of opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity.Health and Wellbeing
Sep - Oct 2018Health & Wellbeing
Participation
International Youth Volunteering Exchange25 young people from across the region will work on a global education project exploring global issues and culminating in an international youth exchange.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Oct 2018Culture
Participation
Dreams for the FutureCelebrating the opening of the National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling at the birthplace of Peter Pan. Creating a major international visitor attraction for Dumfries and Galloway due to open end 2018. Community events to celebrate the opening of the Centre and highlighting the town's heritage and connections with the creation of the story of Peter Pan.Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust
Nov 2018Culture
Participation
Dumfries Learning Town Career EventA careers event where young people can meet employers from various businesses across the region, learn about career pathways and find out about career opportunities available in the region.Employability Partnership
Nov 2018Enterprise & Regeneration
Closing EventFinal celebration of young peoples achievments over 2018, and launching the results of 10,000 voices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
The Crichton Trust
6th Dec 2018Culture
Participation
Programme / Action Description Responsibility When Other YOYP Themes
Young Peoples ChoicesA participatory budgeting project that will have allow young people to apply for funding to deliver young person led YOYP projects, that will be selected by other young people voting for their choices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018All Themes
Pay it ForwardYoung people are trained and supported to volunteer safely and effectively within their own communities of place or interest. Improved public perception of young people.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Equality & Discrimination
Health & Wellbeing
Try Arts, Sport & ScienceYoung people have increased opportunities to participate in the arts, sport and science through a program of taster sessions delivered in local communities across the region, giving opportunities to express themselves through culture, leisure and the sciences.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Arts Sector Partners
Community Sports Clubs
STEM Providers
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
Education
Health & Wellbeing
Pupil Councils and Student ForumsYoung people will have opportunities to participate in the life of the school. These bodies will have responsibility for sharing Pupil Voice within schools, reflecting on key themes e.g. curriculum, learning and teaching, self evaluation.Schools Services
Jan - Dec 2018Education
Past, Present and Future of being young in Dumfries and GallowayAn intergenerational project exploring what being young in the region was 50 years ago, capturing what it is like now and looking to the future to 2068. The Project will include burying a time capsule to be opened in 2068.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Education
Educational Excursions Out of the RegionYoung people across the region have opportunities to participate in YOYP events across Scotland.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
2018 Bucket ListOpportunities for young people to have a say in their own learning journey through an interactive and challenging project using modern day technologies to engage with hardly reached young people.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
Education
Health & Wellbeing
Fun Sized TourOutreach youth work program to increase the opportunities for young people living in remote and rural places to participate in youth work provision within their own communities.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
Health & Wellbeing
Area Committee and Sports Grant FundingDiscussions will take place around Area Committee Funding and Local Sports Grants Funding for the 2018 - 2019 financial year will include additional criteria in support of Young people's progression or development in their chosen field or sport, and events or programmes for young people.Health and Wellbeing
Mar - Dec 2018Health & Wellbeing
Holiday ProgrammesYoung people have increased opportunities to take part in free, accessible events and activities.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Apr 2018
Jul 2018
Oct 2018
Culture
Health & Wellbeing
Young People as Leaders in SportDevelop a year long program of opportunities for young people through leadership programs that enhance pathways and progression into further education and employment in the field of sport and physical activity. This will see an increased program of opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity.Health and Wellbeing
Sep - Oct 2018Education
Health & Wellbeing
Wigtown Book Festival – WTF18Young people are involved in developing youth opportunities to be included as part of Wigtown Book Festival.Wigtown Festival Company
Oct 2018Culture
Wigtown Childrens FestivalLiterature festival for children.Wigtown Festival Company
Oct 2018Culture
I’m a Councillor – Get Me Out Of Here!!Fun, informal opportunities for young people to have their voices heard with local decision makers in a safe and controlled environment.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Oct 2018Equality & Discrimination
International Youth Volunteering Exchange25 young people from across the region will work on a global education project exploring global issues and culminating in an international youth exchange.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Oct 2018Culture
Education
Dreams for the FutureCelebrating the opening of the National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling at the birthplace of Peter Pan. Creating a major international visitor attraction for Dumfries and Galloway due to open end 2018. Community events to celebrate the opening of the Centre and highlighting the town's heritage and connections with the creation of the story of Peter Pan.Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust
Nov 2018Culture
Education
Moving Forward TogetherRegional gathering of adults working or volunteering with young people to develop new collaborations and sharing of good practice nationally and locally.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
3rd Nov 2018Enterprise & Regeneration
Closing EventFinal celebration of young peoples achievments over 2018, and launching the results of 10,000 voices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
The Crichton Trust
6th Dec 2018Culture
Education
Programme / Action Description Responsibility When Other YOYP Themes
Young Peoples ChoicesA participatory budgeting project that will have allow young people to apply for funding to deliver young person led YOYP projects, that will be selected by other young people voting for their choices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018All Themes
Careers EducationYoung people (3 - 18) will have opportunities to learn about the world of work, including STEM partnership working, e.g. presentations, activities, career mentoring sessions. They will have opportunities to profile skills and qualities and be aware of rights and responsibilities. Careers education in D&G schools will promote diversity and challenge discrimination.Schools Services
Jan - Dec 2018Education
Enterprise & Regeneration
Health & Wellbeing
Pay it ForwardYoung people are trained and supported to volunteer safely and effectively within their own communities of place or interest. Improved public perception of young people.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Health & Wellbeing
Participation
I’m a Councillor – Get Me Out Of Here!!Fun, informal opportunities for young people to have their voices heard with local decision makers in a safe and controlled environment.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Oct 2018Participation
Programme / Action Description Responsibility When Other YOYP Themes
Young Peoples ChoicesA participatory budgeting project that will have allow young people to apply for funding to deliver young person led YOYP projects, that will be selected by other young people voting for their choices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018All Themes
Careers EducationYoung people (3 - 18) will have opportunities to learn about the world of work, including STEM partnership working, e.g. presentations, activities, career mentoring sessions. They will have opportunities to profile skills and qualities and be aware of rights and responsibilities. Careers education in D&G schools will promote diversity and challenge discrimination.Schools Services
Jan - Dec 2018Education
Enterprise & Regeneration
Equality & Discrimination
Pay it ForwardYoung people are trained and supported to volunteer safely and effectively within their own communities of place or interest. Improved public perception of young people.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Equality & Discrimination
Participation
Try Arts, Sport & ScienceYoung people have increased opportunities to participate in the arts, sport and science through a program of taster sessions delivered in local communities across the region, giving opportunities to express themselves through culture, leisure and the sciences.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Arts Sector Partners
Community Sports Clubs
STEM Providers
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
Education
Participation
Mental Health and Resilience Program to Support Young PeopleImplement a systematic and sustainable long term Mental Health Framework to maximise the mental health and wellbeing of our young people.Health and Wellbeing
Jan - Dec 2018
2018 Bucket ListOpportunities for young people to have a say in their own learning journey through an interactive and challenging project using modern day technologies to engage with hardly reached young people.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
Education
Participation
Fun Sized TourOutreach youth work program to increase the opportunities for young people living in remote and rural places to participate in youth work provision within their own communities.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018Culture
Participation
Area Committee and Sports Grant FundingDiscussions will take place around Area Committee Funding and Local Sports Grants Funding for the 2018 - 2019 financial year will include additional criteria in support of Young people's progression or development in their chosen field or sport, and events or programmes for young people.Health and Wellbeing
Mar - Dec 2018Participation
Holiday ProgrammesYoung people have increased opportunities to take part in free, accessible events and activities.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Apr 2018
Jul 2018
Oct 2018
Culture
Participation
Young People as Leaders in SportDevelop a year long program of opportunities for young people through leadership programs that enhance pathways and progression into further education and employment in the field of sport and physical activity. This will see an increased program of opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity.Health and Wellbeing
Sep - Oct 2018Education
Participation
Programme / Action Description Responsibility When Other YOYP Themes
Young Peoples ChoicesA participatory budgeting project that will have allow young people to apply for funding to deliver young person led YOYP projects, that will be selected by other young people voting for their choices.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
Jan - Dec 2018All Themes
Careers EducationYoung people (3 - 18) will have opportunities to learn about the world of work, including STEM partnership working, e.g. presentations, activities, career mentoring sessions. They will have opportunities to profile skills and qualities and be aware of rights and responsibilities. Careers education in D&G schools will promote diversity and challenge discrimination.Schools Services
Jan - Dec 2018Education
Equality & Discrimination
Health & Wellbeing
Enterprise and Entrepreneurial skills – young businessesYoung people will have opportunities to participate inĀ  structured programmes e.g. Young enterprise Scotland, Micro-Tyco etc. They will learn fundamental business principles in a safe environment and reflect on experiences for learning purposes.Employability & Skills Service
Jan - Dec 2018
Business Week – Developing Young WorkforceYoung people can showcase their business expertise and share experiences with other businesses and young entrepreneurs.Employability Partnership
Oct 2018
Dumfries Learning Town Career EventA careers event where young people can meet employers from various businesses across the region, learn about career pathways and find out about career opportunities available in the region.Employability Partnership
Nov 2018Education
Moving Forward TogetherRegional gathering of adults working or volunteering with young people to develop new collaborations and sharing of good practice nationally and locally.Young Peoples Service (Youth Work)
3rd Nov 2018Participation