THE way Helensburgh’s young people viewed the Covid-19 lockdown – and how they’d like to see the town evolve after the pandemic ­– will be the subject of an online ‘webinar’ this week.

Former Hermitage Academy pupil Rosie Sumsion, who is the Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Helensburgh and Lomond, will talk about a young person’s perspective of the pandemic in an event on Zoom hosted by Helensburgh Community Council (HCC).

The presentation, on Thursday, September 17 at 7pm, is the latest in the series of HCC webinars which have been held over the course of the summer.

Rosie said: “When we think of young people in the pandemic, our minds generally jump straight to exams and while this is certainly important, there are so many other elements of young people’s lives that have been affected.

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“This session aims to identify and explain the main issues faced by young people as a result of Covid-19. We will also look closer to home at the changes young people would like to see in Helensburgh and Lomond.

“Finally, we will think forward to the progress being made, the organisations working to supports these changes, and the actions we can take as individuals and a community.”

To register for the event, email HCC member Tariq Durrani on and you’ll be emailed an invitation shortly before it starts.

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