Brilliant Scotland #4
On the Community Channel
08th February 9pm
The latest edition of Media Trust’s Brilliant Scotland series comes from the centre of Glasgow at the vibrant, bi-lingual social enterprise hub, Coffee and Craic.
Presenters Farah Bradford and Kyle Smith report on a mammoth nationwide tour to help support the work of unpaid carers; on how sharks and frogs are helping under-5s learn to ride a bike; on how school pupils in Fife hope to change political debate in the wake of last year’s referendum; and meet the student ambassadors working to reduce sexual violence against women in Aberdeen.
Dementia Carer Voices
The programme follows Tommy Whitelaw, who gave up a life on tour with megastars such as Kylie Minogue and U2 to care for his mother who had been diagnosed with dementia. From student nurses to consultants, patients to politicians, the phenomenal Dementia Carer Voices campaign has brought about a dramatic shift in thinking on support for unpaid carers and those they care for.
Play on Pedals
Everyone says you never forget how to ride a bike, so why not learn to ride as young as you can? That’s the thought behind the Play On Pedals project, which aims to give every four year old child in Glasgow the chance to learn to ride a bike before they start school. Brilliant Scotland meets a group of nursery school children as they saddle up and take on the sharks and frogs on their balance bikes for the first time.
#IndyRef young voters
Whatever the outcome of last year’s Scottish Independence Referendum, one lasting legacy is among young voters. For the first time in UK history 16 and 17 year olds were allowed to vote in the referendum and it now looks almost certain they will soon get to vote in a general election for the first time too. Political reporter Ted Simpson speaks to young activists and campaigners and to new voters at secondary school in Fife about how opening the ballot box to young teenagers has changed politics forever.
Aberdeen RAS package
Helping prevent sexual violence – and supporting survivors of sexual violence – is something many of us would prefer not to talk about. But campaigners and student ambassadors in Aberdeen believe that honest and informed discussion about issues such as consent and the law on rape will help keep young people safer and empower survivors.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Brilliant Scotland will be broadcast at 9.00pm on Monday 08th February . Brilliant Scotland will also be available on-demand on YouTube:
Brilliant Scotland is part of Community Channel’s Do Something Brilliant campaign, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, which celebrates local charities, communities and individuals from different corners of the UK, to inspire audiences to make small changes that make a big difference to themselves or their community. The campaign is driven by Community Channel and the website http://www.dosomethingbrilliant.co.uk/ where a whole host of ‘little brilliant things’ are housed to celebrate what’s on offer locally and provide suggestions for people to get involved.
Community Channel is available on Sky 539, Virgin 233, Freeview 63, Freeview HD 109, freesat 651, BT Vision, BBC iPlayer and online: www.communitychannel.org
The Brilliant TV series is brought to you in association with freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service.
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Peter Murray, Outreach Manager for Scotland. Media Trust