MAYDS Community cinema

Mid Argyll Arts Association

Cancelled due to CORVID -19







MAYDS is collecting old mobile phones, old jewellery (plastic, wooden, metal), and old money British or foreign as a new and innovative way to raise much needed funds. If you have any of these items lying around please bring them in or we can collect.

Thank you


For more information, please contact MAYDS on:

01546 603 231


Providing Information and Accessible Youth Friendly Services

Mid Argyll Youth Development Services


Mid Argyll Youth Development Services (MAYDS) is an award winning charity organisation with a focus on providing a wide range of recreational, educational, social and learning opportunities to young people between the ages of 0 and 25 years old.


We offer a diverse range of Projects and Programs that incorporate working with young parents and their children, young carers and their families, young people not in employment education or training young offenders and your everyday average young people.

The Project was established in 2002 and is run through grant funding from sources such as Big Lottery, Robertson Trust, and Children In Need, Henry Smith etc. It is overseen by a Manager and has a robust team of Youth Work Staff. The Services centre is based in Union Street Lochgilphead where they have their own building which consists of a large hall, IT Suite, Kitchen and rentable offices. There is full disable access. The Centre is open Monday to Friday 9 to 5 pm and Monday to Saturday 5.45pm – 10pm for our drop-ins.

In 2010 MAYDS was selected from the whole of Scotland to work with the Scottish Parliament in recognition of the work they do with hard to reach young people. For the Service this was a great achievement and honour. Then in 2011 were selected by the Scottish government as only one of three projects across Scotland to participate in their wave of change project. This recommendation came from HMIE who saw the value and impact of the work we done in the local community.

MAYDS works locally with many partners including social work, Lochgilphead Joint Campus, Substance Misuse Forum, Police, Council Youth Services Team, Argyll Drugs Partnership, and SDS to create a safer place and better opportunities for young people in the area.

You Tube Video - Mid Argyll Youth Development Services | Strengthening Communities

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) | Update 17th March 2020 8am

MAYDS board, Management and Staff have made the very difficult decision to close the youth project with immediate effect.

This is in light of the latest medical advice and the UK Government’s guidance to stop all non-essential contact with other people.

We have made this decision to protect everyone who comes to our groups and all our staff and the wider community.

As the situation becomes clearer and we get a better understanding of how COVID-19 will develop, MAYDS will seek to provide what services we can through other mediums.

Please keep in touch by Facebook, Twitter, website or phone. We are still here to support you, we are just finding new ways to do it.
Stay safe & look after each other.