Young People

If you’re at school in Melrose, Earlston, Tweedbank or the surrounding villages, we want to hear from you!

We want to know about projects you’re involved in, bands you’ve set up, sporting success, arty activities, fundraising – anything you’re proud of or where you want others to come on board.

If you want to share your views about issues affecting young people, whether it’s education, careers advice, bullying… – here’s your chance. Melrose Living offers a platform for young people wanting to contribute stories and features, and is a great way to build a portfolio if you’re keen on working in publishing, journalism, photography, marketing or PR.

We’ll be working with schools and young people’s groups to spread the word, or if you prefer, get in touch with us directly via Melrose Living.

This section is under development.

Personal Development and Careers

The Prince's Trust - Youth Business Scotland helps and supports young people aged 18-25 who want to start their own businesses. The PTYBS has supported 35 businesses in the Scottish Borders region, creating 38 full and part-time jobs. Read More


Interested in politics and what goes on in the Scottish Borders? Then we want to hear from you. Melrose Living is looking for people that have an interest in politics both at a regional level and at a national level. Read More

Scottish Youth Parliament

If you are aged between 12 and 25 and have a passion for politics then you should get involved. If you want to become a member of the Youth Parliament then you have to stand as a candidate in the election, which are held every two years. The winning candidates represent all 32 local authorities across Scotland. Read More

Support Groups

Often we don’t notice support organisations until we or a friend or family member need help. Thankfully, there are lots of specialist organisations in the Scottish Borders who provide help to adults and young people in need or crisis. Read More

Youth Groups, Clubs & Organisations

Whatever your interests, there’s something for everyone in the Scottish Borders. From sports to drama groups and music to activity groups there is just so many ways that you can participate in your hobby, or interest or passion. Read More