Papa Westray Island Development Plan

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Including Young People

Access to employment, housing, advanced education and recreational opportunities are vital for young folk to be able to live in the isle after full time education. We will strive to meet these needs and to include young folk in all aspects of island life.

Projects include

Creative Youth Enterprise Project (prioritised)
By offering our young people the chance to experience new opportunities and exchange ideas with peers in rural and remote communities overseas we will enable young islanders to develop creative business, employment and life skills appropriate to modern island living.

Youth Involvement

We will ensure that young folk have the opportunity to be included in all aspects of island life and the development trust, community council and community association will actively seek representation by young folk and consider the views of young folk in local decision making and in planning community activities.

Sports and Recreation

Improve existing community sports facilities such as the golf course, football pitch and gym equipment in co-operation with land owners, and employ a part-time youth worker to support local youth activities, including sports and recreational clubs.

Intergenerational Activities (prioritised)

Encourage intergenerational projects to exchange skills and knowledge such as traditional work and craft skills, IT skills, music, dance, oral/local history and storytelling.

Music and New Media Initiatives

Provide local opportunities to participate in traditional and contemporary music and live music events,

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