THE open day is a collaboration between Xscape and the Young Scot/Dialogue Youth
units in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire and Glasgow
All 310,000 Young Scot cardholders can take advantage of discounts on a wide
range of entertainments including the free-fall Fan-drop, the Robo-coaster, the
vertigo-inducing Aerial Assault Course and Europe’s highest free-standing climbing
wall. Young Scots can also toboggan for free on the only real snow to be found in
Scotland in mid July.
Since it opened in April the Xscape complex has seen large numbers of young people
and families take advantage of its menu of entertainments which span the “thrilling
to the chilling.”
As Michelle Whitelaw, Xscape’s marketing manager, says: “Young people are among our
most important customers. The facilities and opportunities at Xscape are unique and
give local young people the chance to try new activities which may go on to become a
The action starts at 12noon Tuesday 11th July. In addition to the discounted
activities local Young Scot networks will be on site to provide information about
opportunities available in the summer months across the West of Scotland.
Louise MacDonald, deputy chief executive of Young Scot, said: “Young Scot is
delighted to be working with Xscape. We are all about letting young people know
about the opportunities available to them and there is so much under one roof at
Braehead that there’s no time for boredom. It’s the perfect introduction to new
adventures! Alongside the holiday activities available locally -it puts an end to
the summer-time blues.”
Notes for editors
* Young Scot is the national youth information and youth card agency for Scotland
* The aim of Young Scot is to provide all young people in Scotland aged 12-26 with a
mixture of information, ideas and incentives to enable them to make informed
decisions and choices; turn their own ideas into action and take advantage of the
opportunities available in Scotland and throughout the rest of Europe.
* Dialogue Youth is a partnership between Young Scot, COSLA, local authorities, the
Scottish Executive and young people, which gives young people a real and effective
say in all the services that affect them, and how they are designed and delivered ,
as well as what’s needed in their communities.
* The Young Scot Info Line is a free service offering impartial information on
money, health and the arts to young people. The telephone number is 0808 801 0338
and lines are open from 12noon-8pm Monday to Friday.
* www.youngscot.org is the National Youth Information Portal for Scotland
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