In 2018, Scotland puts its young people in the spotlight, celebrating their talents, contributions and creating new opportunities for them to shine. As part of the Year of Young People, with the support of EventScotland, we’ve been working with youngsters aged 8-14 who live in and around Craigmillar, Edinburgh. They were born not just in the UK but also in Poland, Oman and Indonesia. Together they’ve co-designed events exploring the concept of Freedom and named them Codename F. We’ve had enlightening meetups with our Young Programmers; their open, insightful, funny and astute young minds have constantly surprised us and they’ve impressed us with their energy and compassion. For Codename F, the group explores a range of topics including the environment, gender politics and surveillance, featuring picture books, discussions and drop-in activities. Our Young Programmers are Atika Al-azari, Bruce Banner, India Cierpikowska, Laeticia Danica, Martyna Gorska, Joe Johnson, Leigh Milligan, Ahmed Nalbant, Laurence Philpot, Unmol Singh and Jonathan Watton.