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Creative Pathways, Edinburgh

18+ year olds
Tuesday - Friday, 9.30am - 4pm

Work with professional writers and dramatists as part of a free 10-week creative writing course, taking inspiration from the hidden stories that make up the city of Edinburgh.

Earn a £55 weekly training allowance and a contribution towards travel expenses (both subject to eligibility).

You will gain SQA qualifications and receive support with job-hunting, CV-writing and interview skills as part of this Stage 3 Employability Fund programme.

The programme is running now until 16th February 2018, Tuesday - Friday from 9.30am - 4pm each day (with a break for Christmas). The venue is the Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU.

To sign up or make a referral, please contact Rosanna Hall on 07795233408 or email


Creative Pathways: Livingston, West Lothian

16-17 year olds
Monday - Thursday, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Impact Arts' Re:Imagine project aims to provide practical work experience and accredited training for young people through the design and creation of unique, upcycled products using pre-loved furniture, vintage textiles, and unwanted scraps.

Through reimagining these source materials, participants will unleash their creative flair, making the furniture over while gaining valuable skills in quality design, manufacturing, customer service, retail and enterprise.

Participants receive a £55 weekly training allowance and travel expenses (subject to Stage 2 Employability Fund eligiblity).

The 10-week programme will run from 22nd January 2018 until 29th March 2018. Workshops will take place at The Vennie, Knightsridge Adventure Project, Knightsridge E, Livingston EH54 8RA.

To sign up or make a referral, contact Rob Gallagher on 07530916360 or email Referrals must come through Skills Development Scotland.


Creative Pathways, Barrhead

16-25 year olds
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Join Creative Pathways, a 12-week programme giving you the chance to create and run your own pop-up shop at Buchanan Galleries while learning skills in fashion, craft-making, branding, graphic design, visual merchandising, photography and customer service!

The project will run from Monday 8th January until Friday 30th March 2018, Tuesdays until Fridays, 10am until 4pm, at the Auchenback Resource Centre, 64 Aurs Drive, Barrhead, G78 2LW.

If you are interested in signing up, or would just like to find out more, please contact Aileen Lynn on 07388087722 or email


Cashback to the Future: Evening Workshops, Ayrshire

Weekly music and filmmaking workshops
12-19 year olds
Kilmarnock and Irvine

Free weekly Cashback to the Future evening sessions are running in Kilmarnock and Irvine. These are relaxed workshops for 12-19 year olds at all levels of ability where you will get expert guidance as you work on your own creative projects with others your own age.

Music Workshops
Led by singer-songwriter Finn LeMarinel.
Every Tuesday, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Impact Arts, 60 Bank Street, Irvine, KA12 0LP

Filmmaking Workshops
Led by filmmaker Douglas King.
Every Tuesday, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
The Killie Browser, Kilmarnock Train Station, Station Brae, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 2AF

If you can like to attend, you can just drop in for the session. If you would like to learn more, contact Impact Arts' Aileen Lynn on 07388087722 or email

The Cashback to the Future project is funded through the Scottish Government's Cashback for Communities programme which backs youth projects using the seized proceeds of crime. Additional funding comes from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Cashback to the Future: Evening Workshops, Edinburgh

Weekly two hour music and performance workshops
12-19 year olds
Edinburgh City Centre

Free weekly Cashback to the Future music sessions are running now in Edinburgh!

Music Workshops
Led by professional musician Conal McIntosh.
Every Monday, 6.30pm - 8.30pm // Running until
Citadel Youth Centre, 175 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6JE

Music Workshops
Led by professional musician Conal McIntosh.
Every Wednesday, 6.30pm - 8.30pm // Running until
6VT Youth Cafe, 11-15 Vennel, Edinburgh EH1 2HU

If you would like to sign up or make a referral, please contact Josie Merry on 0141 575 3001 or email

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