New Building News

Our new building is becoming real. Here are the plans for the new build. Keep checking our socials for updates.

While we are closed we will be visiting communities where our young people live and keeping in touch with them. Cook offs, cinema nights and games are all in the pipeline.

If you live in a town or village that is part of the rural Clydesdale Community get in touch as we may be coming to you.

Community Pumpkin Feast Fri 28 Oct

Did you know that every year nearly 40 million pumpkins are bought in the UK, but only 22 million are actually eaten – the rest are thrown away after they’ve been carved. Now that’s a scarey thought!

This year we’ve teamed up with Hubbub to invite everyone in Biggar to share their pumpkin-based dishes at our community Pumpkin Feast. Just pop down to the Youth Project between 5 pm and 7:30 for an evening of fun and food! Fancy dress is optional, as is bringing your own pumpkin-based dish. There are plenty of tasty ideas on how to #EatYourPumpkin on the Hubbub website, so why not try a few out!

Traditionalists who prefer tumshies are welcome to bring neep-based dishes along instead!

High School ideas for building refurb

The design team from Fraser/Livingstone Architects recently visited BYP to get young people’s views on what they would like the building to be like.

The team worked with a group of High Graphics students to gather some design ideas. Space to relax and hang out with friends was a key ask, along with space to eat together. Pupils are keen on having more natural lighting, and homely neutral colours with natural materials to give a cosy feel.

Young people who use BYP were also asked for their views.

The Fraser/Livingstone team will feed the ideas into their designs for the building and will keep in touch with the school pupils during the design phase.

Building Refurbishment Project

We are very excited to have received funding from South Lanarkshire’s Place Based Investment Fund for feasibility and design work for renovations on the building.

The renovations will aim make the Old Auction Ring more modern and welcoming, as well as improving energy efficiency.

After a competitive tendering process, Fraser/Livingstone Architects have been appointed to lead the design work. They recently ran a workshop with high school pupils to obtain their views on what they do and don’t like about the building, and will be using this draw up some design options.

Watch this space for more news on this project!