Young adults in Midlothian secure a positive future

Newly released Scottish Government statistics show that 95.4% of school leavers in Midlothian were in ‘positive destinations’ during 2020/21.

Increase on previous year

The number of young people in the area in a job or enrolling in further or higher education, training or volunteering increased by 0.9% compared with the previous year.

Scottish average

Across Scotland as a whole, 95.5% of young adults are in a positive destination (up from 93.3% in 2019/20) with the latest figures putting Midlothian in line with the national average.


Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Jim Muirhead said:  “I am very pleased that in the current, difficult circumstances, we have once again increased the number of young people in Midlothian securing their initial, positive destination.  It’s a tribute to the hard work and commitment of our young adults, as well as our schools, our lifelong learning service, Skills Development Scotland and other partners who play their part in supporting our young people on their educational, training and career journeys."

24 Feb 2022