Making Our Digital Annual Report

LGBT Youth Scotland created our first ever Digital Annual Report to communicate our work and impact in 2015 in a way that reflects the way we work, and is interesting to young people.

The report was created in partnership with digital agency Digital Beez, through a series of interviews with young people, volunteers, staff, and stakeholders.

Young people were involved in the creation of the report through supporting the video interviews. Young people’s voices and stories are prominent throughout the digital report, and we encourage you to share these stories with others! Share using the hashtag #YouthWorkChangesLives

We hope you like it!

View the Digital Report here:

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View individual video interviews with young people,

staff, volunteers and stakeholders here:

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LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. The charity’s mission is to:

“empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and the wider LGBT community so that they are embraced as full members of the Scottish family at home, school and in every community.”


The work of LGBT Youth Scotland is delivered by a dedicated and hard working team of staff and volunteers, working across Scotland. The values and principles that underpin our work come from the field of community learning and development (CLD) and as such we use the CLD Competencies and the Code of Ethics in practice to guide and inform our work. Click here to visit the CLD Standards Council for Scotland website.

Particular values that inform our work include:

  • To be young person centred
  • To work with dignity and respect for others
  • To be supportive and caring
  • To respect human rights and community responsibility
  • To be a reflective practitioner


LGBT Youth Scotland has four strategic outcomes for its work over the next three to five years; each strategic outcome has a set of intermediate outcomes which informs our annual work planning cycle.

Outcome 1: Young People

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people will have good opportunities to meet and socialise with their peer group in a safe, friendly and informal environment, with access to non-formal learning opportunities.

Outcome 2: Schools, Community Learning (CLD) and Colleges

Schools and the wider learning community are safe and welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people in order that they can become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Outcome 3: Capacity Building

Organisations and professionals will understand the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and have the skills and knowledge to develop more inclusive services.

Outcome 4: Effective Charity

LGBT Youth Scotland is an effective and enterprising charity, sustaining good practice in leadership and management and CPD.

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