Meet the Scottish Young People's Forest Expert Advisory Panel

The Expert Advisory Panel is a panel of 17 experts from across the Forestry and Environmental sector who are here to support and advise the young people on the Scottish Young People's Forest panel with any questions or problems they may encounter.

The group has representation from Forestry and Land Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful, John Muir Trust, The Tree Council, RSPB, Institute of Chartered Foresters, Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Land Commission, Woodland Trust and our founding partners; Corra Foundation, NatureScot, Pears Foundation, Scottish Enterprise and Wood.

"As a conservation charity dedicated to the experience, protection and repair of wild places, the John Muir Trust is committed to inspiring people and communities to enjoy the benefits of getting involved in managing and caring for natural systems. We love the fact that Scotland’s Young People’s Forest matches this commitment to empower young people to take social action for the environment" - John Muir Trust
"We’re excited that young people are really at the heart of this forest; not only is the project bringing people closer to nature, it’s sending a message that the natural world is important to young people, that there is a want to protect it and enjoy it for generations to come. It gives hope." - RSPB
"As the professional body for people who have made trees and forestry their career, the Institute of Chartered Foresters is excited to support this great initiative to inspire and engage the younger generation. We’re sure that many participants will discover that they have the passion and interest to join our planet-saving, life-enhancing profession – and we’ll be here to support them when they do." - Institute of Chartered Foresters
"An innovative, exciting, inspirational project led and developed by the young people of Scotland for the betterment of their local and wider environment, all while developing knowledge, skills, and experience for life – Woodland Trust Scotland feel privileged to play a role in this." - Woodland Trust
“I have seen first-hand the ideas, energy and commitment of young people transform a disused open-cast mine into a forest for the whole community.  To have the chance to be involved in a similar project in Scotland, alongside such strong partners, is very exciting and a real pleasure.  We look forward to seeing what the panel achieve in the coming years.” - Sir Trevor Pears CMG, Executive Chair, Pears Foundation

Head back to the SYPF landing page for more information about the project and the panel.