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4 March 2020

Katy is Helping Young Girls Into Tech

My passion is to promote the education of all girls across the world. To teach them about technology and the digital world, to prepare them for the jobs of our present and future.

28 January 2020

Sarah’s YMCA Journey

Sarah has been the carer for her alcoholic mum for most of her life. Since an early age, she’s had to prepare family meals, look after her siblings whilst also taking care of her mum.

23 January 2020

Norman’s YMCA Journey

I was bullied for 2 years and dropped out of high school because of stress. Coming to Cupar Youth Cafe allowed me to rebuild my confidence and find a new direction in life. 

20 January 2020

Ryan’s YMCA Journey

Ryan had completely disengaged from school and was involved in risk-taking behaviour. He had lost all interest in his friends and was experiencing extremely low moods. He was self-harming as a way of coping.

5 November 2019

Jim Thomson Remembers

At the end of the Second World War, the whole of Europe was in turmoil as new demands were being made on every aid agency.

6 November 2019

Stephi Remembers

I got involved with YMCA Scotland’s heritage project after applying to become a heritage ambassador, this was part of a Heritage Lottery funded project encouraging young people to get more involved in the heritage of their charity. 

17 June 2019

Penicuik YMCA-YWCA appoints new CEO

Penicuik YMCA-YWCA has announced the appointment of Scott MacFarlane as its new CEO. The appointment will help the centre, which specialises in services to young people, to continue to expand and develop into new areas of provision to meet the needs of the local community.

17 June 2019

Leithers Vote To Grant YMCA Edinburgh £5,000

We’re thrilled to announce that YMCA Edinburgh has been awarded £5000 – the maximum amount that could be awarded – to fund the development of their women’s group. The group supports women, from all ages and background, who are socially isolated.

17 June 2019

Starting a community garden revolution

When Andy McGovern lived in Australia, he shared a flat with the man who was running Transtion Bondi, a sustainable living community. Through that relationship, he was exposed to new ideas around gardening and sustainability and also got the opportunity to visit many gardening projects.

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