Rural Youth Project Smart Village launch and meeting to discuss collaboration

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Join the Rural Youth Project, Smart Village Scotland and the Digital Champions for the launch of the world’s first youth centric Smart Village. A community designed by young people, for young people. Connecting you with the people, tools, and opportunities to help you live and work where you want to.

‘Scottish warrior poet’ and social media sensation, Miss Punny Pennie, willopen the evening with a ‘poyum’ dedicated to rural young people. With over 88,000 followers on Twitter, and 42,000 on TikTok, 21-year-old Len Pennie is making a >powerful impact with her Scots rhymes.

The Digital Champions will give you a live demo of the site they’ve helped build,showcasing the free members area exclusive for rural young people. As a member, you can access templates and toolkits to help you build your business, land your dream job, and support your wellbeing. There are case studies to inspire, blogs from many of our guest contributors, and an opportunity map where you can find and share some of the best opportunities out there - be it jobs, events, voluntary roles, mentoring support, or new businesses.

You’ll also be first to hear about two new features coming soon – the rural youth forum, and a live meeting space that will host digital events and training.

Whether you are a young person keen to set up your own profile, an organisation looking to share opportunities on the site, or a business with an exciting story to tell - join in on Thursday 13th May at 6pm to find out how you can get involved in the Rural Youth Project Smart Village.

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