Tullochan annually supports over 400 young people aged 7-24 across West Dunbartonshire through a range of development programmes in Primary and Secondary schools alongside our post-school project Tullochan Futures. Many of the young people we engage with are facing significant disadvantage and hardship which affects their ability to fulfil their potential. Our range of development programmes has provided essential support and services to young people for over 20 years and have been recognised local and nationally as providing a vital contribution to the learning engagement of young people in West Dunbartonshire.
Tullochan was founded in 1996 by Fiona Stuart MBE DL in memory of her father Brigadier Alastair Pearson DSO, OBE, MC, KStJ, TD. This was made possible by a donation from a mourner at his funeral.
The Colonel, as he was always known, was much-loved and respected. He was one of the most decorated men in World War II and exemplified the value of courage and leadership; he also had total faith in, and commitment to, young people.
Fiona continued this dedication through her leadership of Tullochan until 2011. We were delighted when she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2013 for her work, through Tullochan, with young people in Dunbartonshire.
Since its formation Tullochan has gone from strength to strength, responding to social need among West Dunbartonshire’s young people. In 19 years we have supported over 10,000 young people changing attitudes and changing lives and have become the largest youth development charity in the Region working with 500 young people every year.
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Changing Attitudes Changing Lives. Tullochan aims to support young people to overcome barriers that impact upon young people engaging in their education, progressing into further training or employment through a range of youth development programmes.
We are proud of the support we have given to so many young people across West Dunbartonshire during the last 21 years. We have changed attitudes and changed lives and nothing illustrates that better than the important feedback and testimonials we receive from young people, teachers and parents/guardians. This ensures we are continuing to evaluate our services and develop them to continue meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people across the region.