Young bloggers

We’ve invited children and young people to write for us on a regular basis. Their blogs can be about anything— popular culture, rights in their life, or the issues they care about in the world. We hope their work will mean more young people visit our website, so that they can learn more about the things that matter to them.



05 April 2017
Guest bloggers Jack and Andrew write about the importance of registering to vote in May’s Scottish council elections.
30 March 2017
Our young blogger Charlotte writes about the recklessness of using your phone while driving.
27 March 2017
Our young blogger Megan explains what she finds fascinating about the world of codes, ciphers and encryption.
20 March 2017
Our young blogger Aimee writes about why feminism and the life of Malala Yousafzai are both so important to her.
15 March 2017
Our young blogger Charlotte writes about cuts to music education in English and Scottish schools.
08 March 2017
Our young blogger Caitlin writes about the importance of getting a good night's sleep.
01 March 2017
Our young blogger Charlotte writes about the impact the late author Helen Bailey had on her life.
28 February 2017
Our young blogger Aimee gives her views around recent political developments in America.
28 February 2017
Today – February 28 – is Rare Disease Day 2017. In this piece, our young blogger Rowan writes about her family's experience of living with a rare disease.
27 February 2017
Our guest blogger Jude writes about the work he and his classmates did in planning a Holocaust Memorial Day event.
20 February 2017
Our young blogger Charlotte writes on attitudes to young people studying languages at university.
14 February 2017
Our young blogger Megan explains why she thinks physics is fun and interesting.
10 February 2017
Our young blogger Aimee writes about the recent school bus crash that took place in Cumbernauld.
09 February 2017
Our young blogger Rowan gives her view on parents parking around Edinburgh’s schools.
08 February 2017
1 in 10 children and young people aged 5-16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder. In this blog, our young writer Caitlin talks about her own experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
07 February 2017
Our young blogger Caitlin blogs about her experience as a young person giving blood.
06 February 2017
Our young blogger Charlotte writes about how the Holocaust still has relevance to our world today.
01 February 2017
Our young blogger Megan writes about the variety of videos that can be found on YouTube.
26 January 2017
Our young blogger Aimee writes on a surprising substance found in some school chemistry cupboards.
24 January 2017
Our young blogger Charlotte blogs on the Nobel Prize for Literature, which was awarded to Bob Dylan in October 2016.
24 January 2017
Our young blogger Megan writes about the recent fourth season of Sherlock, with spoilers for all three episodes.
24 January 2017
Our young blogger Rowan writes about what life is like for young carers, and about how young carers’ rights aren’t always respected.