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EU survey calls for youth views

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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale

YOUNG people in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to take part in a new survey looking at young Scot’s opinions on the decision for the UK leaving the European Union.

The poll by Young Scot will examine to what extent the decision to leave the EU will affect young people and ask if youngsters locally feel they are being involved in preparations to leave.
It will also gain valuable insight into young people’s hopes and priorities for the UK in the process of leaving the EU and provide a better understanding of how and why young Scots voted in this year’s referendum.
A full report will be published in January 2017, including regional results for Dumfries and Galloway.
Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “We’re running this research to see how the opinions of young people have changed since the EU Referendum. Policymakers have highlighted how important the opinions of young people are to shaping UK’s departure from the European Union – this survey will help gauge the issues that really matter to young Scots.
“We’re encouraging as many young people in Dumfries and Galloway as possible to participate in the survey so we can gain a wide sample of opinions from across Scotland.”
And David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to engage with politics and have their opinions heard.”
To take part, go to young.scot/rewards