Youth Programmes

Information on all Youth related activities

Youth Services
Youth Services

Youth Service Team members -

Lead Bill Campbell
Depute Lewis Foster
RYLA Alastair Mackie
Challenge Enterprise  Ken Robertson
Primary School Quiz Sandy Mackenzie
Young Artist Jim Hettrick
Young Golfer  Ian Jess
Young Musician  Bill Campbell
Young Musician - Assist Jim Orr
Young Musician - Assist Ian Mills 
Young Technologist  Mick Pawley
Young Citizen   
Young Photographer  Andy Pearson
Young Writer Jackie Grigor
Young Environmentalist  
Young Environmentalist - Assist Denis Robson
Young Chef  
Youth Speaks Bill Christie
Rotakids & Interact Gail Savage
Rotakids & Interact - Assist Mary Sneddon
Rotaract Gordon Greig

Team members can be contacted via DMS

Youth Service


Rotary programmes for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Through these programmes, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.

We encourage all family members to take part in activities and programmes, and specifically offers the chance for young people to develop personal skills and a better awareness of problems that face the world today. This is an opportunity to meet, work and have a great time with like-minded young people, guided and supported by Rotarians

Follow this link to access RotaryGB&I's Youth Competition Information Packs and Application Forms

Follow this link to access RotaryGB&I's Youth Competition Information Packs and Application Forms

The overall organiser for the District Competitions in District 1320 (Scotland South) is Bill Campbell, District Youth Service Chair (see DMS for contact details).


There are three face-to-face competitions in which young people may participate:

Young Chef

Young Musician

YouthSpeaks: A Debate

Young Chef

We believe it is important to encourage and develop creativity in young people and that includes creativity in the kitchen. Cooking amongst young people is a growing interest and a valuable life skill.

Sponsored by Filippo Berio, contestants prepare and present a three-course meal within a pre-set budget and time limit, which is judged by an expert panel.

Young people learn to:

Cook a healthy meal

Develop food presentation skills

Consider food hygiene issues

Develop organisational and planning skills

Develop ability to cope in a demanding situation

The Rotary Young Chef competition is run over the course of a school year, in two or three different heats at club level, district and regional culminating in a national final.

The competition is open to students in full time education aged 11-17.

Young Musician

Music is the international language and Great Britain and Ireland is home to some of the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the world.

We celebrate this talent with a sequence of competitions that offer thousands of young people the chance to demonstrate their musical skills whether classical or modern.

Young people can share their gift of song or mastery of a musical instrument in Rotary’s Young Musician competition.

Participants will get the chance to experience performing on a public stage and receive feedback from experienced judges, plus it offers a great chance for future collaboration with fellow musicians.

Entrants can be either a vocalist or instrumentalist.

The Rotary Young Musician competition is run over the course of a school year, in two or three different heats at club level, district, regional and culminating in the national final which will be held on 29 March 2025..

Youth Speaks: A Debate

This competition is designed to encourage the development of creativity and presentation skills essential to the art of public speaking.

This has been demonstrated by the enthusiasm of students from the many schools who previously have participated in Youth Speaks.

In teams of three, participants present arguments and points of discussion, before taking questions from the judging panel who are, themselves, skilled orators. Presentations last for 15 minutes.

Participants can select a topic which is important to them, giving them an opportunity to delve deep into research, formulate ideas and build confidence.

Young Artist: (material from Jim Hettrick)

Young Environmentalist: (material from Angela Samson)

Young Photographer

Young Writer

Technology Tournaments

Challenge Enterprise

Young Golfer

Primary School Quiz

District 1320 Primary Quiz


The Quiz is aimed at Primary 7 pupils who compete in teams of four.  There are ten rounds of questions covering General Knowledge and a variety of other topics.  The winners at Club level go forward to the District Final and this year proceed to a Scottish final. 

Youth Programmes pages:

Rotary Young Musician 2024-25

more D1320 Young Musician Competition

Young Golfer 2024

more Competition to find the District's Young Golfer 2024

Young Environmentalist Competition

more A District-wide competition promoted by the District Youth and Environment teams

Challenge Enterprise 2024

more Help develop the next generation of business leaders

Young Artist 2024/2025

more Details of this year's Young Artist competition

Young Artist 2023/2024 Results

more District results

Young Photographer - Jessops

Young Photographer

more Young Photographer competition sponsored by "Jessops"

Youth Speaks Logo

Youth Speaks

more Details of Youth Speaks Competition