BBC Scotland launches Generation 2014

We are delighted they are coming on board. They will become part of the BBC Scotland family, our window on the generation of young Scots who will help decide our future." David Stenhouse, Executive Producer, Generation 2014
Date: 12.09.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.13
Category: Scotland
Teenagers from across the country have signed up for 'Generation 2014' - a group of young contributors who will become familiar to BBC Scotland audiences over the next year and beyond.

Members of Generation 2014 will be 16 and 17 on September 18 next year and will have the right to vote in Scotland’s Independence Referendum.

The group of 50 young people - 26 boys and 24 girls - will come together for the first time to launch Generation 2014 at BBC Scotland’s Headquarters in Pacific Quay in Glasgow on Tuesday 17 September 2013 – a year and a day to the date of the referendum.

The group was selected after a nationwide application and audition process and over the next 12 months and more they’ll tell BBC Scotland audiences about their hopes, dreams and fears.

They’ll blog and tweet as well as speak to BBC Scotland TV and Radio.

They hail from across the country - from Coldstream to the Shetland Islands, from the east of Scotland to Lewis - and have been brought up speaking Scots, English and Gaelic, but also Urdu, Punjabi, Hausa and Polish.

David Stenhouse, Executive Producer, Generation 2014, said the teenagers will make a valuable contribution to BBC Scotland’s referendum coverage and beyond: "We are delighted they are coming on board. They will become part of the BBC Scotland family, our window on the generation of young Scots who will help decide our future."

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