National Progamme

The YMCA is the largest and oldest youth charity in the world. With more than 64 million beneficiaries in 120 countries, we are the National Voice of YMCA Scotland.

YMCA Scotland represents 28 local YMCA Associations across Scotland. Find out more about our National Programme.

Find a YMCA

YMCA Scotland is made up of 28 local YMCAs from across the whole of Scotland.

Find your local YMCA using our Postcode Finder on our YMCA Scotland Map. Here you can find contact details and the address of your local YMCA.


Donate to YMCA Scotland today to allow us to continue our vital work, Empowering Young People.

We advocate for healthy Community Wellbeing, routes to Meaningful Work, a Sustainable Planet and a Just World.

Vision 2030

World YMCA's Vision 2030 consists of four pillars, Community Wellbeing, Meaningful Work, Sustainable Planet and Just World.

This strategy serves as a roadmap for every YMCA’s strategic goals around the globe, closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Community Wellbeing

Every person should have the means to grow and thrive in Body, Mind and Spirit while taking care of their individual and collective wellbeing.

Find out how YMCA Scotland contributes to Community Wellbeing.

Meaningful Work

All young people deserve the right to learn, engage in flexible dignified and meaningful work, and build sustainable livelihoods.

Find out how YMCA Scotland contributes to Meaningful Work.

Sustainable Planet

We should all commit and take action for the protection and regeneration of our Planet, preparing for a Just Transition to a world where humans live in full harmony with nature.

Find out how YMCA Scotland contributes to a Sustainable Planet.

Just World

The YMCA believes in the power of young people and communities to promote and advance justice, peace, equity and human rights for all.

Find out how YMCA Scotland contributes to a Just World.


YMCA is an inclusive Christian youth organisation, open to people of all faiths and none. We work with all young people in a non-judgmental and supportive manner.

Find out more about YMCA Scotland and Faith.

Latest News

18 July 2024

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

On July 16, 2024, Scotland marked a historic milestone as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) officially became law. This landmark legislation signifies Scotland’s commitment to ensuring that young people’s rights, views, and beliefs are not only upheld and recognised but legally protected.