Local Labour MSP Colin Smyth has put forward a motion to the Scottish Parliament praising the 10th Youth Beatz Fesitval which took place over the 30th June and 1st July at Park Farm, Dumfries.
The 10th Festival which was held over two days for the first time included ‘The Toon’ performance, a kid’s zone, employability information, a health and wellbeing zone, a Glasgow Science Centre exhibition and a range of information and tips from organisations like the Fire and Rescue Service and LGBT Youth Scotland.
Youth Beatz was the fifth regional Signature Event included in Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Year of Young People 2018 Plan.
Colin Smyth MSP said, “I have been proud to have supported Youth Beatz for the last ten years and to watch it go from strength to strength, culminating in this year’s event which attracted 40,000 people over two days. It is testament to the Council’s youth work staff, young people, volunteers and partner organisations that year on year Youth Beatz just gets better and better and is now recognised as a tremendous example of best practise right across Scotland.”