Cairngorms National Park

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Youth Action

Young people are the future of the Cairngorms and we care about sustaining our rural landscapes

Minister of the Environment and the Youth Action Team
Minister of the Environment and the Youth Action Team

Cairngorms Youth Action – Now Live and Looking for Recruits!

The Cairngorms Youth Action Team was officially launched on Monday 7th October by Mairi Gougeon Minister for the Environment and Rural Affairs at the CNPA offices in Grantown on Spey. The minister said:

“It is vital that Scotland’s young people are listened to and included in decisions that affect their future, and the Cairngorms Youth Action project will do just that: empowering young people to play a strong role in creating a sustainable future for the Cairngorms – a vital piece of our natural heritage”

Mairi Gougeon MSP, the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment.

Cairngorms Youth Action is a new project developed by the Cairngorms National Park Authority to help address the issues identified by young people and outlined in the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto.

The key elements of Cairngorms Youth Action will be –

  • To be the voice of young people in the Park by recruiting young people to form the Cairngorms Youth Action Team.
  • To develop a procedure to fund young people’s ideas about living, learning and working in the Park by giving them a grant.
  • To put on educational, exciting and innovative events for young people in the Park.

Purpose

Cairngorms Youth Action is an empowering and inspiring platform for young people to share and develop ideas that lead to proactive participation in decision making.

It will engage with the natural and cultural heritage of our local rural communities.

Cairngorms Youth Action will enable young people to tackle issues and create positive change.

By including the voice of young people and their constantly evolving ideas, we can create a sustainable future for our park.

“The climate emergency is the single biggest issue to face my generation, we need make our voice heard and galvanise people into action to help reverse the situation. The Cairngorms Youth Action Team will be committed to speaking out and working on ways we can make that happen.”

CYAT member, Ellie Moore

 

How to get Involved

The Cairngorms Youth Action Team is looking for people aged 14-26yrs from all over Scotland, who want to get involved in the future of the Cairngorms National Park, to apply for a place on the Team.

For more information on the application process, email alansmith@cairngorms.co.uk