LIVE! / BEÒ! Festival 2018

Highland Youth Arts Hub are excited to announce LIVE! / BEÒ! Festival - a new fun, participatory arts festival celebrating young people aged 0-26 living in the Highlands that will take place across National Trust Scotland sites this Summer, to mark Scotland’s Year of Young People.

In 2018, Scotland puts its young people in the spotlight, celebrating their talents, contributions and creating new opportunities for them to shine. The Year of Young People 2018 is a year-long programme of events and activities that will give young people in Scotland the opportunity to show the world what they are made of.


The LIVE! / BEÒ! Festival will launch on Monday 13th August at Brodie Castle, Moray and be followed by a week of activities taking place at Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Inverewe Gardens, Hugh Miller’s Cottage and will culminate on Saturday 18th August at Culloden Battlefield, Inverness. Attendees can expect to see National Trust Scotland treasures bought to life in a totally new way with activities including Gaelic rap performances, story-telling workshops, new music from local talent, print-making sessions and cabaret events, all curated by young people for young people.  

The festival is being led by seven young people from the Highlands who have embarked on exciting training programme in the lead up to their events. They are;

Natasha Ross (Brodie Castle)

Mikaela Atkins-Blake (Glencoe)

Fraser McRobert (Glenfinnan)

Heather Fulton (Inverewe Garden)

Miranda Strachan (Hugh Miller’s Cottage, Cromarty)

Josie Gaitens (Culloden)

Stay tuned for the latest programme releases and more information on how you can get involved by following @HighlandYAH on twitter or on Facebook. 

See how you can get involved here! 

LIVE! / BEÒ! Festival is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 Event Fund, managed by EventScotland, part of the VisitScotland Events Directorate. EventScotland is working with the events and festivals sector to develop an exciting portfolio of Year of Young People 2018 public-facing events which provide opportunities for young people to express themselves through a wide range of activity. Find out more at

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