1 March: “Local LIVE!”

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What would it be like to live in Scotland in 2030 where local people were actively involved in local matters? On 1 March 2014 #localLIVE14 set out to answer just that.

In partnership with COSLA, YouthLink Scotland, Barnardos, Scottish Youth Parliament, and the CLD Standards Council, the Commission brought together nearly 70 young people who don’t normally get the chance to voice their views on how they think local democracy should work. Using Young Scot’s co-design approach, this was an interactive, engaging event to explore, create and build a picture of what young people feel local democracy could or should look like in the future.

Here’s how they did it…


The group came up with a Manifesto setting out what local democracy should look like in 2030.  You can navigate all of the themes that emerged below:



Thomas Shaw and Erin Clarke, two of the young people that took part in LOCAL Live! presented the findings to the Going Local Conference on 13 March in St Andrews. You can watch their presentation below.