MP praises Peterhead youth cafe

Eilidh and Mhairi with Martin Danziger, and some of the young people at the Youth Caf.
Eilidh and Mhairi with Martin Danziger, and some of the young people at the Youth Caf.

Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford and rising political star Mhairi Black met with youth workers and youngsters on Wednesday, following a drop-in at the Peterhead Youth Café project.

Organiser Martin Danziger and other volunteers outlined some of the facilities available, and introduced the politicians to some of the young people.

The Youth Café was established following the Choose Peterhead consultation, in which a hub for young people in the centre of town was identified as a key priority.

Since July, more than 300 young people have attended, with an average of over 50 young people a night. Of these, around 50% are from the Eastern European communities and a significant number are over 16.

The project has become a hub for other services to engage with young people, with regular visits from Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue as part of their community engagement strategies. Activities range from basket-ball, to stilt walking, and from pool and table football to colouring in and Wii indoors.

Eilidh said: “It was, as always, absolutely fantastic seeing first-hand the good work Modo are doing in Peterhead, and meeting some of the young people. I wish the Youth Café every continued success.”