BBC introduces Generation 2014 panel

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A panel of young Scots will be outlining their vision for Scotland as part of a new BBC project called Generation 2014.

No Scotland‘s insight:

The 50 boys and girls from throughout the country will be eligible to vote in next year’s Scottish independence referendum.

For the first time the franchise will include 16 and 17-year-olds.

The Generation 2014 panel members will offer their opinions on TV, radio and online throughout the next 12 months.

The referendum takes place in a year’s time on 18 September, 2014.

When voters go to the polls they will be asked a straight yes/no question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

The 26 boys and 24 girls on the panel will come together on Tuesday at BBC Scotland’s headquarters in Glasgow to launch the venture.

The group, made up of participants from Coldstream to the Shetland Islands, was selected after a nationwide application and audition process.

David Stenhouse, executive producer of Generation 2014, said the teenagers would make a valuable contribution to BBC Scotland’s referendum coverage.

He added: "We are delighted they are coming on board.

"They will become part of the BBC Scotland family, our window on the generation of young Scots who will help decide our future."

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  1. Most of the Young people will leave Scotland for better prospects elsewhere,the population has been in decline for many years , fact ,I left 30yrs ago and will not be going back ,,

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