Applications are now open for young people and families who want to discover Scotland
Hostelling Scotland and Scottish Civic Trust are inviting young people and families to apply for Braw Buildings 2019, which will give them the opportunity to explore a new area of Scotland.
This is the second year that Hostelling Scotland, which launched in 1931, has partnered with The Scottish Civic Trust’s Doors Open Days festival for the project.
Doors Open Days, which takes place around the country throughout September, gives people free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings and events that are often closed to the public.
Braw Buildings 2019 offers both young people and families in Scotland the chance to go on a weekend away and stay in one of six youth hostels across the country during Doors Open Days. These visitors will have the opportunity to look around some amazing buildings being showcased as part of the annual Doors Open Days celebration and stay in a youth hostel.
Young people aged 16 to 25, and families with at least 1 child aged up to 15 years, from across Scotland who are keen to explore new parts of Scotland are being encouraged to apply.
Key dates and locations for this year are:
Inverness Youth Hostel: Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August
Aberdeen Youth Hostel: Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September
Pitlochry Youth Hostel: Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September
Stirling Youth Hostel: Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September
Glasgow Youth Hostel: Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September
Edinburgh Youth Hostel: Friday 27 September (One night only)
Hostelling Scotland Chief Executive, Margo Paterson said:
“The Braw Buildings Project 2019 will this year support both young people aged 16 to 25 and families from across Scotland by offering a fantastic opportunity for them to explore and experience our beautiful country, stay in a youth hostel and discover some of the fascinating buildings taking part in Doors Open Days – all for free.”
In 2018, 34 young people from all over Scotland took part in Braw Buildings, staying in youth hostels including Glasgow, Aberdeen and Stirling. Participants visited a number of Doors Open Days venues, including Arlington Baths Club in Glasgow and Ness Bank Church in Inverness.
Dr Susan O’Connor, Director, Scottish Civic Trust said:
“Doors Open Days gives over 100,000 people free access to over 1,000 venues and events across Scotland every September. This year, we are celebrating 30 years of Doors Open Days with an incredible programme of events, from swimming pools full of flowers to tours of Scotland’s finest buildings hosted by refugees. This is a chance for young people and families to explore unknown parts of Scotland and learn about our shared cultural heritage. We can’t wait to learn about what they discover.”
To apply for Braw Buildings 2019 please go to: https://www.hostellingscotland.org.uk/braw-buildings
The deadline for applications is midnight Monday 15 July.
ABOUT Hostelling Scotland:
Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charity with a network of over 30 youth hostels in stunning locations around Scotland. We offer great value, flexible accommodation, expert local knowledge and a warm welcome for anyone wishing to experience the real Scotland.
ABOUT Doors Open Days:
Doors Open Days gives people free access to over 1,000 venues and events, many of which are not usually accessible to the public, across Scotland every September. We believe the more that people are involved with Scottish culture and heritage, the richer it gets. This year, we are celebrating 30 years of Doors Open Days with an incredible programme of events that will be announced on the Doors Open Days website in July. Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust.
Braw Buildings 2019 is looking for applications from:
- Young people in Scotland aged 16 to 25 who want to stay in a hostel and visit Doors Open Days venues
- Families with at least 1 child aged up to 15 years who want to stay in a hostel and visit Doors Open Days venues
For further information contact:
Lois Marshall, Youth and Volunteer Engagement Manager, Hostelling Scotland firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Godsal, Project Officer for Doors Open Days, Scottish Civic Trust email@example.com
images courtesy of Amelia and Zora from their Braw Buildings visits in 2018.