The group of young people want to stop feeling ostracized by their community
A group of young people from Pilton in Edinburgh are campaigning about stereotypes after they feel unfairly judged because of where they live.
The young people say they feel discriminated against by people who are not from the area.
Lead Fixer Jordan Wilson, 15, said: ‘I am always judged because of where I’m from - many of us are negatively stereotyped.’
The group believe attitudes in their community are slowly changing but appreciate there is a ‘handful’ of young people who sometimes let them down.
The group say young people in the Pilton area are often referred to as ‘junkies’ and ‘thiefs’ and the reputation impairs their chances of promising job prospects.
‘My friends and I went to Upton to get my friend some new shoes and we got told we weren’t allowed in because there were five of us wearing tracksuits.’ Jordan explained. ‘The shopkeeper told us we weren’t allowed in. It made me feel angry and sad at the same time.’
With the support from Fixers, Jordon and the group made a film titled ‘Pilton Perceptions’ to encourage people to treat others the way you would want to be treated.