Marion Macleod: Five reasons why the EU really matters to children and young people
Children in Scotland policy manager Marion Macleod examines the ways in which UK membership of the EU has benefited young people
OVER a year after the EU referendum, we are still making our way to an unknown destination. Little clarity seems to have been achieved even on the big issues like rights of citizens and the single market.
Mhairi Black calls on young to back SNP as Labour enjoys Corbyn resurgence
Black calls on the young to turn out in numbers as Labour eye up a youthful revival in Scotland
MHAIRI BLACK has urged younger voters to come out and vote against the Tories in Scotland and around the UK, emphasising the danger they pose to the economic future and rights of the young.
The SNP candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, who has been the constituency MP since her headline-making victory in 2015, warned that the only way to secure free university education and youth employment in Scotland was to vote for her party.
Why a new documentary about Glasgow's after-hours scene misses the mark
Chester Cornford and Jonathan Fernandez question how much a new documentary charting young people and after-hours culture in Glasgow really reflects the scene
i-D, A SUBSIDIARY of Vice, published a documentary, 'Inside Glasgow’s Illegal After-hours Party Scene', and to be frank we are a bit confused as to its purpose. However, what has left us more shocked is the response it has merited.
The world’s first junior LGBTQI+ roller derby league is starting in Scotland
The founders of Glasgow’s junior queer roller derby league speak to CommonSpace about stage names, feminism and setting an example
"WE aim to enhance our lives through sweat, solidarity, endorphins, contribution, community, and glitter." These are the inviting words of Resistance Roller Derby Glasgow’s Facebook page, and ones which encapsulate the ethos it is seeking to create with its fledgling league.
Suffering in silence: Why the voices of young people on mental health must be heard
During a week's work experience at CommonSpace, 16-year-old Alisha Malik has been investigating mental health problems experienced by young people and asking what can be done to help them
IF you are sitting in a room with 30 young students, you will find that no less than three of these students suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder. At least two will self-harm, approximately five will suffer from an anxiety condition and six will suffer from depression before they reach adulthood.
James McEnaney: The kids aren't alright
CommonSpace columnist James McEnaney explores how educational pressures on children could be contributing to a rise in incidents of self-harm
BETWEEN 2009 and 2014, the number of children admitted to hospital for self-harm doubled in some parts of Scotland. Yes you did read that correctly: doubled.
Ian Dunn: Ending the pensioners' paradise
Commonspace columnist Ian Dunn suggests we need to focus on the young rather than the old
THERE are more of them every single day. In every town and city in Scotland their numbers are growing. They don't work, they're soaking up benefits and they still have the cheek to complain about everything.
Obviously, I'm talking about pensioners. The Scottish Government projects that within 20 years they'll make up a quarter of the population. They are by a vast margin our fastest growing demographic group.