Fife Youth Radio brings voice to political arena

Young Peoples Day at Scottish Parliament, August 2012'Presiding Officer Tricia marwick MSP with the Fife Youth Radio group L-R) Callum Stott, Josephine Williamson, Ricky Williamson, Trica Marwick, David Williamson, Shanna Hughes who were attending the Festival of Politics Young Peoples day at the Scottish Parliament. 'Photographs copyright � The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Young Peoples Day at Scottish Parliament, August 2012'Presiding Officer Tricia marwick MSP with the Fife Youth Radio group L-R) Callum Stott, Josephine Williamson, Ricky Williamson, Trica Marwick, David Williamson, Shanna Hughes who were attending the Festival of Politics Young Peoples day at the Scottish Parliament. 'Photographs copyright � The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

A PROMINENT political scene has enabled familiar Fife voices to be heard.

Fife Youth Radio (FYR) took a leading role during the recent Festival of Politics Young People’s Day at the Scottish Parliament.

Presenters from the Leven-based online station interviewed young people and political figures about a range of issues, as well as showcasing its own work through podcasts to give an insight into its work and objectives.

A radio roadshow was played out on air, while FYR also took part in debating, and explaining and exploring the issues important to it.

Leven student Ricky Williamson, the station’s project development manager, said it was a “fantastic opportunity” for the station to be part of such a prestigious event and to meet so many youth groups and different people from across the country.

He added it was a excellent experience for all the FYR representatives involved and “a great milestone for our project”.

The radio team was particularly grateful to Presiding Officer and local MSP Tricia Marwick, and her Scottish Parliamentary team for the chance to participate and for their support for the station.

Pictured, from left, are Callum Stott, Josephine Williamson, Ricky Williamson, Tricia Marwick, David Williamson and Shanna Hughes.

(Picture from the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body).