A display featuring creative work by young people has been launched at the National Library of Scotland.
'Youngwummin' is inspired by the Scottish women who lived through the First World War. ('Wummin' is a Scots word for 'women'.)
The display, which opened on 21 June, includes sculptures, poems, artwork and a dance sequence created by five groups of young people as part of the Youngwummin project. These modern colourful pieces are on show alongside wartime material from the Library's collections.
Led by YouthLink Scotland and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Youngwummin project commemorated the end of the First World War and marked the Year of Young People 2018.
Youth workers visited the Library to view material from the First World War and learn about heritage research. They went on to lead five groups of youths to find out about the changing role of young Scottish women in this historic period.
Each youth group produced creative items to reflect what they had learned. Working together with Library staff, they helped to design the display to exhibit their creative pieces. At the launch event on 26 June, there was a special performance of the dance sequence for friends and families.
27 June 2018