Species on the Edge Youth Panel

Find out more about how young people can work with NatureScot and seven conservation charities dedicated to improving the future of 37 of the rarest and most threatened species on Scotland’s coasts and islands.

Three birds standing on a piece of wood.

Species on the Edge is a new multi-partner species conservation programme taking place across Scotland’s coasts and islands. NatureScot are very excited to be opening applications for their Youth Panel on 2nd October.

The Species on the Edge Youth Panel will bring together 14 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 from across the country to discuss issues relating to the natural environment and their communities. Applications are open to anyone based in one of the seven project areas: the Outer Hebrides; the Inner Hebrides and Argyll; the North Coast; the East Coast; Orkney; Shetland; and the Solway Coast. Panellists will meet at least four times a year online, and will have the opportunity to join a fully funded spring residential.

Through this experience, panel members will: meet new people and learn from experts within the conservation sector; develop their skills, confidence and employability; receive training; and be supported in developing their own project to encourage others to connect with nature.

For more information and to apply, visit the Species on the Edge website.

To keep up to date with programme news and to receive a notification that applications have opened, please sign up to the Species on the Edge mailing list.