Youth activities

We’ve been given funding by the North Berwick Area Partnership via the Children and Youth Network for young people aged 10 to 18 living in Aberlady, towards a series of activities.

In 2022, these started with surf skateboarding (each Friday for five weeks) and parkour (one-off event), and continues with art classes in Spring 2023.

Dates below, any queries please email Mo –

Art classes

Two art sessions on 11 and 18 March 2023. 3 – 5pm, Kirk Stables Aberlady.

Join two local artists for an afternoon of fun and creativity.

Limited numbers, online registration on Eventbrite >>

11 March 2023
Sandra Vick

We will be drawing on the local natural environment for the inspiration for this class. Drawing and making prints inspired by the local seabirds and seashore creatures.  We will learn how important it is to look properly when drawing, how to make things look like we want them to, and how to do some printmaking.  We will do some relief printing with inks as well as learning a clean printmaking technique you can do at home. 
Printing inks tends to be a bit messy so bring something to wear over your clothes to keep them clean of ink.

18 March 2023
Rebecca Dover

Let loose – think big – create 

In this art workshop we’ll be working on a big scale to create a personalised poster for your wall (or ceiling). We’ll look at composition, scale, expression and experiment with different paint techniques. The theme will loosely be music and nature but can be personalised.

You might get painty so wear suitable clothes! 

More info on the artists…

Sandra Vick is based in Midlothian, where she runs private art classes for primary and high school children and her homewares business, and paints from her studio.  She draws on our natural environment for her inspiration, and uses a combination of painting, mixed media, collage and printmaking in her work. Her paintings are of birds, flowers, trees and the landscape. Information about Sandra’s work and stockists can be found on

Rebecca Dover is an East Lothian artist who paints land and seascapes with a focus on atmospheric skies and weather fronts. East Lothian and West Highland coastlines provide inspiration for her paintings in acrylic on canvas and linen. She sells at Found Gallery in Dunbar and The Loft and Roo Art in Haddington. You can find her work at

Surf Skate

Bookings closed

Surf Skate lessons with Sebastian from The SurfSkate Academy.

Friday afternoons for five weeks; two sessions each Friday (from 2–3pm and 3–4pm).

You can come for just one session or do the whole five-week course (depending on availability).

  • Dates (all 2022): April 29 / May 6 / May 13 / May 20 / May 27
  • Places available: 8 per session
  • Venue: tbc
  • Cost: free


Bookings closed

Parkour afternoon with Access Parkour and the North Berwick Youth Project.

Hot dogs and drinks provided.

  • Date: Saturday May 14 2022, 2pm – 4pm
  • Places available: two sessions, 20 places per session
  • Venue: Aberlady football field
  • Cost: free


A massive thank you to all Aberlady 10-18 year olds who filled in our Youth Network survey in December 2021.

In January 2022 we submitted a funding request to the North Berwick Area Partnership via the Children and Youth Network and it was successful!

We’re super excited about these activities and hope you are too. Remember you made it happen!!

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