Year of the Young People – 2018

What is the Year of the Young People?

Scotland have taken on the initiative for 2018 for young people ageing from 8 years old to 26 years old, and showcase their talents, ideas and what effects their daily lives. The young people will have the voice of the year, exploring all heights and depths of young people in Scotland. A group of 35 young people have been appointed to make young peoples voices be heard and push forward with a whole new initiative.

The themes for the year cover everything – from Culture to Education, Equality and discrimination to young peoples health and well being, Plus everything in between – Providing a topic for everyone young persons thoughts to be heard on.


What does this have to do with Glendale?

The Managing Director, Ian Spowart, has a healthy belief in young people being the future of the economy. Ian has taken on a younger, fresh-minded staff to help bring the business to the future and become forward-thinking. As Technology is ever advancing, so are we with the help of our young staff base and the willingness to find out more!  Nathan, currently an Engineer with us here at Glendale was taken on as an apprentice. Nathan has been with the company for a while now, completed his apprenticeship at Edinburgh college and still maintains his lovely level of customer service to this day.  Also, Sandy, another Engineer has been undertaking training and worked her way up to now being the Head Engineer! Sandy contributes to the business by constantly looking at new things, finding solutions to problems and dealing with customers from the start right to the end.


We are always looking for ways to help support the young people of Scotland, why not check out the website and see how you can get involved: