Braw Buildings

Hostelling Scotland have partnered with Scottish Civic Trust’s Doors Open Days and ScotRail on an exciting new project for the Year of Young People 2018. The Braw Buildings Project offers young people in Scotland the chance to stay in one of 6 Youth Hostels across Scotland and take part in Doors Open Days.

Doors Open Days is a free, annual, architectural festival that celebrates Scotland’s amazing buildings and heritage. It involves over a thousand venues, with opportunities to go behind doors that are rarely open to the public. To find out more go to
Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charity with a network of Youth Hostels across Scotland for all who wish to discover the real Scotland. If you want to know more about Youth Hostels and what to expect, have look at our FAQ’s here 

We are looking for Young people living in Scotland aged 16 to 25 years who want to explore a new part of Scotland, stay in a Youth Hostel and visit Doors Open Days venues. 
We would particularly like to support young people who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to explore Scotland (due to financial or other barriers) and / or are Young Photographers, Bloggers, Vloggers and Artists keen to capture and share their experience.

When / Where?
Inverness Youth Hostel staying Fri 31st August or Sat 1st September
Aberdeen Youth Hostel staying Fri 7th September
Edinburgh Youth Hostel staying Fri 28th or Sat 29th September
Glasgow Youth Hostel staying Fri 14th or Sat 15th September
Pitlochry Youth Hostel staying Fri 14th or Sat 15th September
Stirling Youth Hostel staying Fri 14th or Sat 15th September

What’s included? 
• You will receive 1 nights accommodation in a Youth Hostel (in a private twin room) and breakfast the next morning. 
• You will have the option to bring another person to accompany you on the trip 
• You will be able to visit as many Doors Open Days venues in the town/city as you wish 
 We have 1 pair of Scotrail tickets for one extra lucky young person and a friend to travel to each location. For the remaining young people we can provide information about travelling to each Youth Hostel (but you must organise this).

There are only a limited number of places available so get applying now! The deadline for applications is Thursday 5th July.

How to apply?
To apply complete the simple application form online on the Hostelling Scotland website.

Alternatively you can download an application form here and email to Lois Marshall, or post to Lois Marshall, Hostelling Scotland, 7 Glebe Crescent, Stirling, FK8 2JA.

If you have any questions or need help with applying please contact Lois at the email address above or phone 01786 891 325.

What happens next? 
As there are only a limited number of places available, a panel including young volunteers will assess the applications and we will inform successful applicants within 1 week of the deadline.