Young Reporters Scotland

Are you an aspiring journalist, blogger, photographer, or YouTuber?

Do you care about our environment?

Create a written piece, take a photograph, or produce a film to inform and inspire others with the Young Reporters Scotland competition.

If you are aged 11-25 years old, Young Reporters Scotland is perfect opportunity for you to investigate and report on an environmental or sustainability issue which matters to you. Young Reporters is a platform to express your opinions and solutions for environmental issues in addition to providing an opportunity to develop your own journalistic skills.

Young Reporters | Beach Edition

This year’s My Beach – Your Beach campaign is all about learning, appreciating and celebrating our local beaches. As part of this, we’re inviting young people to take part in a special beach edition of our Young Reporters programme:

  • Are you aged 11-25?
  • Do you consider yourself a local of one of the following beaches: Ayr, Troon, Irvine, Kinghorn, Portobello or Fisherrow Sands?
  • Do you want to develop your solutions-oriented reporting skills?
  • Are you keen to learn more, research and report on a topic relating to your local beach?

Involve yourself with your local beach community and investigate how your voice can he heard! Learn more here.

Why become a Young Reporter?

Create media that expresses your concerns, opinions, and resolutions.

Inform others about issues in your local area.

Inspire others to take action.

Share ideas with like-minded young people from around the world.

Young Reporters Scotland gives young people the platform to tell the stories that matter to them because, in the end, it's stories that will inspire change.

Ross Brannigan, Young Reporters Scotland Winner and

International Young Reporters for the Environment Runner-Up 2019

Choose an environmental topic

This could be anything you want it to be. Its your project and you can choose any environmental topic that is important to you.

Select a media type

Written | Photography | Film

Further information for each category can be found in resources.

Research your topic

Conduct interviews, read around the topic, use the resources section of the Young Reporters Scotland website, and investigate possible solutions.

Share your entries!

Tag us @KSBScotland and use the hashtag #YoungReportersScotland for a chance at getting your entries featured on our Instagram and Twitter feeds!


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