A new project has been launched to promote the unsung achievements of youngsters in Dundee.
Dundee Culture website founder Andrew Batchelor, 17, wants youngsters to share any notable successes with him in a bid to raise exposure of the city’s up-and-coming talent.
Andrew’s project was inspired by the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018 — designed to celebrate the nation’s youth and create opportunities.
The former Harris Academy pupil said: “I think the Year of Young People initiative is great and I wanted to take that and apply it here in Dundee.
“There are so many creative people in this city and it’s a huge year here with the V&A opening and waterfront development coming together.
“Although there’s a lot going on, I want to help make sure young people are recognised too.
“Speaking with both Jed and Callum has really encouraged me, especially with the amount of coverage they have received.
“They were both delighted that I got in touch with them but it shows people are interested and want to know about these things.”
Only 17 himself, Andrew has managed to amass a large social media presence with his webpage Dundee Culture, which has attracted 3000 Twitter followers and more than 6000 Facebook followers.
He was named as a Dundee Ambassador in 2014 — the city’s youngest ever — as well as a Young Person that has Ruled the Tech World by Young Scot in 2015.
He has also worked on campaigns such as Dundee’s European Capital of Culture 2023 bid and will soon work with Kanzen Karate to help promote this summer’s WUKF World Karate Championships in Dundee.
He added: “I started the page when I was 12 and it just took off.
“Everything since has just been great experience.
“Because of what I have done from a young age I want to help others get recognised too.
“I’m working on a few other stories already and I would encourage anyone with more to get in touch.”