South Scotland Labour MSP Colin Smyth has given his thumbs up to the new Youth Enquiry Service space based in DG One.

Colin Smyth MSP visited the new facility last week to learn about the new opportunities that will be available to young people. The Service provides advice and support to young people with a host of projects run throughout the year such as encouraging women into STEM careers, LGBT Awareness Workshops and drop in sessions.

The Youth Enquiry Service (or YES as it is commonly known) established in 1993 and has grown and developed to ensure that it stays current but continues to deliver its core service of Youth Information & Support to Young People.

Y.E.S over the past couple of years outgrew its old building on Buccleuch Street with increasing numbers of young people using the service.

Colin Smyth said, “I was delighted to be shown around the new Youth Enquiry Service space ahead of the official opening. The new space is impressive and has already been well used.

Dumfries and Galloway has a well-earned reputation across Scotland for providing a fantastic youth work service, which is so valuable for young people across our region. I was impressed with the plans for the future that Alison and Kelly explained to me, I look forward to seeing the Youth Enquiry Service’s achievements over the next few years.”

Councillor Adam Wilson, Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Young People’s Champion said, “The Youth Enquiry Service has been at the heart of our Council’s Youth Work Session for almost three decades. Our significant investment in the new centre based in DG One will allow new opportunities for our youth workers to work closer with partners such as the NHS, Police Scotland and LGBT Youth Scotland and deliver new projects and initiatives such as exam leave study support.

More information on the Youth Enquiry Service can be found at their facebook page – @YouthEnquiryService or by calling 01387 252322.

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