On Our Wave Length
On Our Wave Length is a youth-led research project exploring environmental impacts on coastal communities. This project is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and delivered in partnership with Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland.
Our young researchers are based in Argyll and Bute, Fife, North Berwick, South Ayrshire and the Western Isles. As this is youth-led research they have complete freedom to explore the issues that matter most to them and their communities whether this be climate change, industry, pollution, impacts on wildlife, oceans and so on. They are being supported by experts including Scottish Natural Heritage and Marine Conservation Society as well as finding local advice in their communities.
To ensure the young researcher’s findings are shared far and wide they will be filmed storytelling. The tradition of storytelling is that stories are passed on and so through sharing findings in this way will help ensure that their key messages are spread throughout Scotland, hopefully for years to come.
To find the latest updates follow @OnOurWavelength on Twitter and Instagram.
To learn more about our approach to youth-led research, you can check out our toolkit for engaging young people in heritage.
If you have any questions about On Our Wave Length, or you would like to know how you can get involved, please contact project lead Amy Calder via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Making waves with young researches, an introduction to On Our Wave Length, by Amy Calder
- On Our Wave Length and the importance of citizen science, by Marine Conservation Scotland's Tara Proud
- Young people are the heroes of the environmental movement, by Greenpeace's Chris Jardine
- A year of coasts and waters, a look back at Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 from John Muir Trust's Lucy Sparks.
Meet the groups
Argyll & Bute Youth Work
Our young researchers are based in Lochgilphead and focusing their research on recycling and understanding what they can and can’t recycle in Argyll and Bute.
Our Fife group is based in a school in Kirkcaldy. The focus of the young people’s research is going to be sea level rise and coastal erosion.
South Ayrshire Council
The South Ayrshire young researchers are based in Barrasie. The focus of their research is marine wildlife in Troon now compared with 100 years ago.
Volunteer Centre Western Isles
The Western Isles young researchers are based on the Isle of Barra. The focus of their research is life on a remote island Mingulay now compared with 100 years ago.