Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018
31st Jan 2018
2018 is Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People. It aims to inspire all ages through its young people, by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities, and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage. 2018 builds on the success of Scotland’s previous Themed Years which have celebrated everything from the country’s food and drink, natural landscapes, innovation, architecture and design, through to its history, heritage and creativity.
The Year of Young People 2018 will offer even more opportunities for both locals and visitors to enjoy a trip to, and around Scotland. From adventure breaks to road trips, camping holidays to family-friendly days out, there is a range of fantastic things to see and do for young people and their families. A year-long programme of events and activities will also give young people in Scotland the opportunity to show the world what they are made of.
Enjoy Scotland’s Year of Young People at The National Wallace Monument
YOYP Discovery Days
2nd – 3rd June 2018
Modern day warriors can gather at The National Wallace Monument for a brilliant family-friendly event during the first weekend in June. With face painting and costumes for dressing up, children can get in to character before tackling the Gruesome Games, coming face-to-face with medieval warriors, exploring the Monument, and learning all about William Wallace’s greatest victory.
Visit Anytime in 2018
Stirling’s famous landmark is the perfect place to visit to learn more about William Wallace – the man who inspired a nation through his campaign for freedom. The year-round visitor attraction is a great activity at anytime of the year – visitors can start their journey by exploring the beautiful new collection of woodcarvings on the Wallace Way as they climb the Abbey Craig, learning more about Stirling’s fascinating history as they go. There’s a free Kids Activity Book for younger visitors and a mini monument for children to build. Highlights include the legendary Wallace Sword, and everyone enjoys the breath-taking views in all directions on reaching the Crown at the top of the 220ft high tower.
Throughout 2018 there will be regular actor performances and special events. To find out more about upcoming events follow the link below.