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Young people are flying the flag for change at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness

By Alasdair Fraser

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An eye-catching expression of young people’s belief in a safer, fairer and more sustainable planet has gone on show at Eden Court Theatre.

The charity Highland One World (HOW) drew on the artistic talents of more than 1200 youngsters from across the region as it launched its Wee Flags For Change exhibition.

Running until October 18, members of the public can view the thought-provoking designs and messages in theatre windows. At the launch last Friday, a live twitter stream featured musicians Ruairidh Gollan, Freya Taylor and Amy Harrison performing The Shores of Lampedusa, written by Mitchell Leslie. Among speeches, Lily Henderson made a plea for climate action and Rachael Hatfield championed equal opportunities for young people.

“We can’t believe how many folk got involved, sharing the actions they are taking,” project co-ordinator Catriona Willis said. “It really has been brilliant to see such commitment to positive change.”

In 2018, HOW joined the Europe-wide Start the Change project, developed to embed the United Nations’ sustainable development goals in education through schools and youth groups.

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