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The Key Youth Centre

Universal Connections at the Key, Town Centre Park, Off Brouster Hill, East Kilbride, East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the official Facebook page of East Kilbride Universal Connections @ The Key - Scotland's largest youth facility !!  Give us a like to be kept up to date with whats on, forthcoming events and our holiday programmes. Universal Connections is part of South Lanarkshire's Council, Education Resources, Youth Learning Service which delivers community learning and development activities for young people.

East Kilbride Universal Connections offers a wide range of services, provision and learning opportunities for young people in the East Kilbride and Strathaven areas.  We have a range of actvities and learning opportunities for young people is S1-S6 and offer some targetted provision to P6/7 and 16+ young people.


We are having some work done in the centre this week. We will be opening a wee bit later today for drop in at 4pm instead of 3pm. Also our games hall will be out of action for the next few days too.

Important information

Having a clear out? Then pass on your musical instruments, amps etc to us.

We had a fantastic evening at the launch of the Year of Young People #YOYP18 What an atmosphere! Well done to all of the performers, young people and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard to make it a night to remember.

Some more pics of our young people doing us so proud!

Very proud of our young people on stage at the launch of the Year of Young People event tonight.

Last chance to get a seat on our coach for the Year of Young People event in Hamilton tonight. Pick up your consent for this afternoon. Please note that the centre will close at 5pm.

Busy night at the Duke of Edinburgh awards ceremony. Congratulations to all participants receiving their awards tonight!

FOMO Alert!!! As part of the Year of Young People we are hosting an event tomorrow evening at Council Offices, Hamilton. There will be loads to see and do including Radworx skate ramps, climbing wall, boogie bus, nerf wars, circus skills and live music. Best of all it's free with transport there and back from EKUC. You will also get some lovely freebies and some hot food too! Make sure you get your seat on the bus! Please arrive at EKUC at 5pm and you will be dropped off at EKUC at 9.20pm approx. Our centre will be closed from 5pm tomorrow night so don't miss out. Please make sure we have an up to date consent form for you as we can't take you with us without one. Pop by the centre tonight or tomorrow afternoon to pick up a consent form if you need one. Pass it on...

Check out Mobilize Music member Robyn live in the studio, recorded at the project tonight!

Check out Mobilize Music member Conner live in the studio, recorded at the project tonight!

Have any unwanted or unused musical instruments or pieces of audio equipment gathering dust at home? Then donate them to us! As part of Pass It On Week 2018, from 10th to the 18th of March, we will be a donation point for any unwanted musical items that will then be used as part of our own Mobilize Music Project, distributed to other youth music projects or given to young people who do not have the means to purchase their own instruments or equipment. So help us and our young people out and PASS IT ON!