Scottish Young Carers Festival inspires friendship and fresh ideas

by Antonia


Louise Morgan Carers Trust at Young Carers Festival, ScotlandLouise Morgan, Young Carers Development Manager for Scotland, reports back from the hugely successful Scottish Young Carers Festival at the weekend (2-4 August 2013).

The Scottish Young Carers Festival is over for another year and this year it really was the biggest and best so far. This was our sixth Festival and over 800 young carers and their workers joined us at Broomlee Outdoor Centre in the Scottish Borders. The Festival runs Friday through to Sunday and each day is packed with events and activities for the young carers.

On Friday afternoon the buses started to arrive. It was so lovely to see young carers groups from across Scotland being reunited with each other. The Festival is a place where friendships are formed and most of them wouldn’t have seen each other since the previous year. To witness them cheering the buses as they arrived and hugging each other was…

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