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Fast Forward celebrates 25 years of promoting health and reducing harm

Fast Forward celebrates 25 years of promoting health and reducing harm

Last night (12th November) saw the Lord Provost of Edinburgh host a civic reception to mark 25 years of Fast Forward, the national voluntary organisation for young people which works towards promoting health and reducing harm across Scotland.

80 guests, including partner organisations, funders, former staff, volunteers and supporters from across Scotland joined in the celebrations which began with short speeches from both the Lord Provost and Fast Forward’s Chairman Dave Evans.

Guests were given the opportunity to enjoy Fast Forward’s interactive timeline, designed and put together by its staff members, which featured a retrospective of Fast Forward’s publications and resources since 1987. As part of the timeline, guests could also listen to a selection of 90s music on a cassette walkman, enjoy archived footage on VHS tapes, and even play on a 1989 Gameboy.

Chief Executive, Alastair MacKinnon said “”It is a real pleasure to be celebrating the work of so many people who have contributed to Fast Forward's success over the last quarter century. We have seen many changes over that period, but the need for high quality youth work and creative approaches to promoting health and reducing harm is still at the top of our agenda."

You can see more in the tweets from the night in our Storify.

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