Scottish Young Carers Festival 2021

Providing fun and meaningful respite to young carers is still of key priority, despite not having our Festival in person this year! We are delighted to showcase some Festival fun all from the Carers Trust YouTube channel!

Last year, young carers told us they wanted pre-recorded workshops that they could access any time, and for these to cover a whole range of topics and for different ages! This feedback has helped shape our Festival 2021 content!

You can access over 40 workshops from our Carers Trust YouTube channel. Click on each category below to explore!

Practice your Italian with Lingo Flamingo, learn more about healthy eating with Nutrition Scotland or develop new photography skills with Stills Scotland!


Young Carer Voice: Consultation Event

An important part of the Scottish Young Carers Festival is providing an opportunity for young carers to have their voices heard by key decision makers.

In 2021, we hosted a Young Carer Voice: Consultation Event online. This event provided a platform for young carers to share their views on a range of topics, take part in meaningful consultation in an interactive way and speak directly with decision makers.

A welcome from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, welcomed young carers to the Young Carer Voice: Consultation Event as part of the 2021 Scottish Young Carers Festival.