Since 2018, YouthLink Scotland has been working with youth groups from across Scotland to identify and develop unique research opportunities to encourage young people to engage with their personal, social and environmental heritage.

In 2018, Scotswummin saw 56 young people from five youth groups across Scotland supported by their youth workers to conduct research in their community on women of influence who were unrecognised or had been forgotten, both past and present.

To follow on from the success of Scotswummin, our Youngwummin engaged with a further 44 young people to research the impact of WW1 on young women in Scotland.

Most recently, our On Our WaveLength project travelled Scotland's coastlines to explore young people's relationship to their environmental heritage, and the impact that global warming was having on their local environment.


Meet the projects

Meet the team

Meet the team who have helped to put this resource together.

Photograph of Amy Calder

Amy is a Senior Development Officer at YouthLink Scotland focusing on research.  For any questions on supporting young people to conduct research contact Amy at

Sarah and Rebecca are youth workers at Cheviot Youth who supported a group of young people to conduct research on inspirational women in the Scottish Borders through the Scotswummin project.

Sarah is Senior Development Officer focusing on training at YouthLink Scotland. For any advice and support with accreditation including the Participative Democracy Certificate or training contact Sarah at

Carlota is our Multimedia & Design Officer, and has worked to capture the magic of the projects through logo design, photography and video editing.

Eddie is YouthLink Scotland's Senior Digital & Communications Officer, working alongside Amy and Carlota to develop the online campaign for On Our Wave Length.

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