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YE Scotland has designed and registered a tartan to help with our brand awareness, give alumni a sense of belonging and help fund our work!

by Young Enterprise Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Young Enterprise Scotland by  its name and the nature of its work with young people is enterprising and entrepreneurial in outlook. That is why with the help of one of Scotland's brightest young designers Siobhan Mackenzie we are producing our range of  tartan clothing accesories. They will be woven by the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan
 of Scotland who were founded  in 1892 in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

We are seeking your support to help deliver our Pathway Programme - an inspiring, practical and skill-building project which moves the most disadvantaged and disengaged young people closer to work and helps them to reach their full potential.

The programme is an intensive employment and enterprise training course which involves a highly effective mixture of classroom learning, personal development, practical training and work experiences in a variety of business sectors. Participants learn to create CV’s, search for jobs and discover their personal strengths and skills. They also achieve the SQA-accredited Employability Award.  This is complemented by specific and practical job-sector training in Horticulture, Landscaping, Construction, Hairdressing, Beauty, Events Management, Music and/or Retail.  Participants can choose to focus on one business area or can gain a ‘taster’ across a variety of sectors.

The possibility of enterprise/self-employment is key to the programme, with participants working on real projects in their local community such as the Barrhead Waterworks Project (transforming a derelict waterworks site into a wildflower area for the whole community to enjoy) and working with local businesses and social enterprises

The programme works with young people from areas of Greater Glasgow which are in the bottom 15% of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and who are most excluded from employment.  These areas are amongst the most deprived communities in the whole of the UK and young people who live there experience very low educational attainment (more than 15% have no qualifications), high levels of unemployment (up to 30% in some areas), poverty, poor family relationships & a difficult or chaotic home life. This all leads to an endemic lack of confidence, self-esteem & aspiration for young people that is hard to overcome. 

Many of our young people often face additional challenges which prevent them from achieving a positive outcome e.g. they are: refugees and don’t speak much English; young carers; living in or leaving care or have learning/behavioural difficulties.  We have excellent links with a number of referral partners such as the Princes Trust, Who Cares Scotland, Radiant and Brighter, Skills Development Scotland, Cosgrove Care, Social Work Services, the Job Centre, local Secondary Schools, special needs schools and colleges who help us to identify young people who will benefit most from the programme.

By supporting our first Crowd Fund Project you will be safe in the knowldege that by supporting Young Enterprise Scotland you will be rewarded with a quality product and at the same time be helping us to make young people of Scotland more entrprising for their future work life.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

In return for supporting our Crowdfunder Campaign we will share your support with a tweet thanking you personally to our audience of over 5,500 followers.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

In return for supporting our Crowdfunder Campaign our Chief Executive will write you a personal thank you letter and enclose a copy of our 2016 Impact Report for your coffee table at home or in the office.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A skinny tie brings a modern update on a traditional tartan tie. They are made from 100% pure new wool for a high quality finish. Perfect for everyday or formal wear, a skinny tie is sure to bring a contemporary and truly Scottish look to any outfit.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

The picture of sartorial cool a tartan bow tie will look equally dapper worn with a full kilt outfit or a more pared down jeans look:These bow ties are made of pure wool in a light-weight tartan (Reiver 10 oz. fabric). The neck strap fastens at the side with a latch and is fully adjustable: A Young Enterprise Scotland Tartan bow tie is the perfect finishing touch!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Made of 100% pure new wool, our ties are exceptionally high quality. Why not try one with a matching flat caps and scarve that are also available? available.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

These scarves are made from pure 100% tartan, they are lightweight, soft and cozy. During the colder days they will help to keep your neck warm and are ideal to be worn during the evening on a night out with friends or dinner with the family.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

This flat cap is made from our light weight (Reiver 10 oz.) tartan and tweed fabric. It is available in two sizes and has a flexible rounded brim with a synthetic satin type padded lining inside for comfort and warmth. Very stylish & ideal for those colder days around town or up the golf course.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Our sashes are made from our light weight (Reiver 10 oz.) tartan fabric. These sashes should be worn across the body and fastened at the hip with a brooch. Perfect to wear with a Scottish traditional dancing outfit, at a Ceilidh or a Burns Night. Could even be worn with a black dress or a matching kilted skirt. Dimensions: 28 x 228 cms

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Our cummerbunds are made from our light weight (Reiver 10 oz.) tartan fabric. They have horizontal pleating and an adjustable elasticated strap. Cummerbunds are normally worn with a bow tie and a single-breasted dinner jacket or tuxedo. An excellent alternative to a kilt outfit.

£70 or more

£70 Reward

Our stoles are made from our light weight (Reiver 10 oz.) tartan fabric. They measure 46 x 182 cms and are beautifully hemmed and fringed. The stole is a larger version of the scarf and can be worn in a variety of different ways to suit any occasion.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Instead of a traditional Scottish Kilt, why not try something different with light weight Tartan Trews, a 100% made from Tartan. A perfect piece of clothing to wear on any special occasion.

£750 or more

£750 Reward

Our VIP Tartan Trews Reward is a very special and unique opportunity for you and guest to enjoy a special day out to Lochcarron in Selkirk where your Trews will be made. On arrival after coffee and a homemade cakes you will enjoy an escorted tour of the factory before being served a Champagne lunch along with Young Enterprise Scotland Chief Executive and a member of the leadership team from Lochcarron.

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