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SCYD is a charity organisation which was established in 2005 to offer services to young people in the Strathmore area aged 11- 25 years.  SCYD first opened as a one-stop-shop in the centre of Blairgowrie for young people to access a wide range of information, services and support.  SCYD operated from this  small shop premises for 10 years but the level of service development was such that bigger premises were needed to fulfil demand. After more than 3 years of hard work, planning and successfully attaining the required funding work commenced on the refurbishment of The Old Peoples Welfare Club Rooms now known as Wellmeadow House. In April 2015 SCYD finally moved into their new home which provides much more accommodation on 3 floors.  Being right at the heart of Blairgowrie town centre we aim to provide a firm foundation for community interest in the town.

Wellmeadow House is now a busy Community Hub offering a wide range of services not just for young people but for all of the local community. We have developed and established strong links with many other agencies and local organisations and host much needed rural outreach services.

SCYD is a young person service run by young people for young people. Through SCYD local young people have developed many different projects and services benefiting themselves and the community. The young people and staff  are continually looking into developing more projects and ventures.

Our charitable aims are:

  • To advance education by developing and maintaining a community based project which provides opportunities for young people to realise their potential; and ensuring that young people are fully involved in the design, implementation and promotion of this project.
  • To advance citizenship or community development by

-    offering support and leadership to reinforce positive roles within the community by working in partnership with statutory and other voluntary agencies within the area,

-    acting as a focal point for young people’s issues as well as providing a platform to give young people a “voice” in the community.

-    advancing health by maintaining a safe environment for addressing young people’s issues, including physical and mental health; also offering a platform for young people to build self-esteem and promote healthy lifestyles,

-    promoting equality and diversity by ensuring that services are fully inclusive in terms of gender, geography and circumstance.