Oor Wee Yin's Banter
Oor Wee Yin’s Banter is inspired by the Year of Young People 2018, which celebrated the achievements of Young People in Scotland, valued the contributions that they make to our society and showed that changes in attitudes start with listening to one another.
Rachael Tidmore is the artist behind the design and was the winner of the Year of Young People Champion of the Year award. She has been instrumental in many Year Of Young People programmes so it was only right she got to design and paint the sculpture.
Year of Young People 2018 was an opportunity for generations to come together and celebrate our nation’s young people. It was a platform for our young people (8 to 26) to give them a stronger voice on issues which affect their lives, showcase their ideas and talents, and ultimately, challenge status quo and create a more positive perception of them in society. Through a co-design process, young people decided that the year should aim to: *Provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon *Showcase the amazing talents of young people through events and media *Develop better understanding, co-operation and respect between generations *Recognise the impact of teachers, youth workers and other supporting adults on young people’s lives *Provide opportunities for young people to express themselves through culture, sport and other activities