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Stills Young Photographers Club – 15-17 year olds

Stills’ is a vibrant platform for creativity that provide the best photographic darkrooms and digital production facilities in Scotland. Stills Young Photographers Club are offering young people age 15-17 and exciting opportunity to develop their own photographic projects using Still’s facilities whilst being supported by two photographer artists.

This is a ten week course running weekly from Friday 12th September – Friday 21 November from 2pm – 4pm concluding with an exhibition in Stills’ showcasing the photographs produced by the young photographers.

Click here for the PDF: StillsYoung Persons Camera Club

The course costs just £90 and includes all equipment and materials. The course is open to anyone with an interest in photography and can be booked online, over the phone or in person.

0131 622 6200

Stills, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP

If you have any questions regarding this exciting opportunity please contact Claire Cochrane at

Flash Fiction Writing Competition 2014

The Special Collections Centre is home to the University’s historic collections of books, manuscripts, archives and photographs.

For the third year running the Special Collections Centre is running a Flash Fiction Competition for Book Week Scotland. Get inspired by four fabulous images from the rare books and archives collections and send in your 500-word short story. Prizes to be won for both children and adult categories! For more details, visit the Flash Fiction 2014 tab on the Book Week Scotland page.

Fresh Opportunities from YDance

Applications open for YDance Routes Connections Weekend, audition for the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland, Inclusive Dance Training Opportunity, back to school and the 2014 Scottish Learning Festival.
#YDanceRoutes Connections is back for 2014 and applications open this Monday (18 August). We’re heading to Edinburgh College again for 2 and a bit days of fantastic dance workshops – Fri 24 to Sun 26 October 2014.

As usual we’re doing things on a first come first served basis so make sure that you get your form in quickly. We’re also asking for a £10 non-refundable deposit per person this year, to cover the cost of food for the weekend, which you also need to give us with your application.

Feel free to get in touch or give us a call on 0141 552 7712 if you have any questions.

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For the very first time we’re opening up auditions for the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland to any young dancer aged 16 to 21.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a flagship company who represent Scotland at key events and festivals, locally, nationally and internationally.

If you’re aged 16 to 21, have an interest and passion for dance and are free to rehearse one weekend a month then this could be for you.


The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Saturday 30 August, 10am to 1pm

Sign up or give us a call on 0141 552 7712.

Dance Artists and Professionals have the chance to take part in this free inclusive working session led by the fantastic Caroline Bowditch – 10am to 1pm on 26 August at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Funded by the Glasgow 2014 Access Fund this is an excellent opportunity to explore inclusive practice, what it means to you as a practitioner and how it can enhance your work.

To sign up for this free session get in touch or call 0141 552 7712.

As the summer holidays come to an end and the new term kicks off remember we’re here to help. Whether you need a workshop programme for early years, want to introduce a new SQA qualification or are looking for some CPD training please get in touch – we’re always happy to chat through what you need and how we can work with you.

If you’d like a face-to-face chat then make sure you pop by our stall during the Scottish Learning Festival – we’ll be there both days!

Find our more about our education work


If you’re aged 14 to 18 and interested in being part of Glasgow Youth Dance Company then sign up for the audition on 23 August – find out more.

Skills for the Future – National Parent Forum of Scotland National Conference

Focusing on skills this year, the National Parent Forum of Scotland Annual Conference will be held on Saturday 4 October at Bishopbriggs Academy. It’s free to attend and all are welcome.

Sir Ian Wood, Chair of the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce and Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, are the keynote speakers. There will be a Q&A session for delegates to put their questions about education to a panel featuring representatives from SQA, Education Scotland and others.