Throughout the years, the Sentinel had regular articles about young people in the area. Whilst not shying away from issues and concerns, the Sentinel also tried to give a balanced view, pointing out the need for more resources and more support for young people in the area. They highlighted young people’s achievements and tried to include stories and news items from a young person’s perspective.
In 1987, 40% of the population in Wester Hailes was under the age of 21 which
equated to 7,000 people. The Sentinel itself tried out a new page aimed at young people although it appears to have been short lived. But they still regularly featured the lives of young people, their interests and their concerns. Click on the links below to see examples of the Young Sentinel, a report on the New Youth Programme and a feature on the lack of facilities and activities available for young people in the area.
New Youth Programme based at the Quarry Hut
7,000 and Nothing To Do? -a Sentinel feature on what was available to young people in 1987