Participants in the October Gaitherin are welcome to apply to be Shadows at the Easter Gaitherin.

Shadows must be in S3 or above and  Shadows aged 16 or over will need to have an appropriate PVG (which the Gaitherin will organise).

A Shadow is a volunteer position and assists the work of either the Youth Workers or the Tutors.  There is no charge to Shadows for taking part and no fee is paid to them.  There is a charge for the Shadow Training weekend which covers the cost of training, accommodation and food.

Shadowing is a very important part of the opportunities offered to young people by the Gaitherin.  Shadows learn valuable knowledge and skills including team work, child protection, youth work, instructing, health and safety.  Hours spent Shadowing can be used for wider Youth Development Schemes and Awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.

Potential Shadows take part in a two-day intensive training and selection programme designed to equip them to work successfully at the Gaitherin and to really understand the ethics and principles of being part of this highly successful youth work initiative.