Category Archives: Year of Young People

Celebrate #JohnMuirDay the John Muir Way

Things are gearing up for the John Muir Day celebrations which also marks the long-distance walking and cycling route’s fourth anniversary. Ewan McGill is the communications manager at the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), which manages the John Muir … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Reception: Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018

On the evening of 7 March, SNH hosted a Parliamentary Reception in partnership with Young Scot in celebration of the Year of Young People 2018 (YoYP2018). The Reception was held at The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood in Edinburgh. Our YoYP Graduate … Continue reading

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Engaging Young People to Promote Responsible Access

David Henderson Howat, National Access Forum Convener, tells us about some of the inspiring projects on the ground, how young people greatly benefit from outdoor access, as well as how their ideas generated at the recent meeting will be taken forward.     … Continue reading

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How do you connect with rivers?

Victoria Keele is a PhD student funded by SNH and based at Plymouth University. Here she talks about her work investigating the multiple benefits that rivers in Scotland provide for human wellbeing. Hello! I am currently in the 3rd year … Continue reading

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Diary entries from Creag Meagaidh (Part 2)

The 2017-2018 intake of SNH Graduate Placements took to the Highlands in mid December to visit Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve (NNR). As part of their training and development, they ventured out to learn more about reserve management and volunteering. … Continue reading

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Diary entries from Creag Meagaidh (Part 1)

The 2017-2018 SNH graduates took to the Scottish Highlands in a cold December to learn more about reserve management, and volunteering at Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve. Steven Sinclair, our Year of Young People 2018 graduate, provides a narrative about … Continue reading

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Teaching in Nature – taking learning outdoors

Sharon Cunningham, our Outdoor Learning Officer, tells us more about engaging young people in outdoor learning through the Teaching in Nature programme. “I feel more confident taking pupils out to natural places for learning. It [Teaching in Nature] has allowed … Continue reading

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A new outlook on Scotland’s natural heritage

Thanks to a childhood spent moving from one country to the next, from the UK to Australia and on to Germany, it seemed his mind was always somewhere else, often far away. Steven Neish, one of our volunteers at Tentsmuir … Continue reading

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Capturing nature through the lens

Working in our Lochgilphead office, Caroline Anderson has been co-ordinating the Snapberry project since 2009 engaging young people with nature through photography. Here she describes how this exciting project has flourished. Snapberry was born as a result of a staff … Continue reading

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Licence to research European Protected Species

Jenna Lane is currently working as a Licensing Officer at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in Inverness. Prior to this role, she managed to secure a Graduate Placement with SNH just before finishing her Master’s dissertation – perfect timing! Jenna tells … Continue reading

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