Teach the Future  Scotland 

We're campaigning for Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney to implement 4 specific policy asks, which you can read about in our policy guide here.
We hope that these asks will achieve our vision of broad climate and environmental education.

Our Scottish campaign has two parent organisations, Fridays For Future Scotland and National Union of Students Scotland.
You can get in contact with us at scotland@teachthefuture.uk.
You can follow us on Instagram here.

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Meet the team

Anna Brown

“If You Can Just Shift The Power In Your Direction By Being Bold Enough, Then It Won’t Be Like This Forever.”

Aoife Mercedes

"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own" - Audre Lorde

Erin Fowler

"The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it." - Wangari Maathai

Esther Silverton

“The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views.” – The Fourth Doctor, The Face of Evil (1977)

Frances Hobbs

“Do not accept an evil you can change” - ‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart

Hannah Mackay

To the world we dream about, and the one we live in now" -Hadestown

Katie Napier

“When life gives you lemons you just gotta try make lemonade”

Lily Henderson

"Hope is a powerful weapon, and (one) no one power on earth can deprive you of" - Nelson Mandela

Sonya Peres

"From the very beginning of the world, the other species were a lifeboat for the people. Now, we must be theirs." - Robin Wall Kimmerer

Tess Corcoran

"you are somebody's something, but you are also your you." - John Green

News in Scotland

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Why do we need to Stop Cambo?

Why do we need to Stop Cambo?

Anna Brown

September 23, 2021

In recent weeks you may have seen and heard about the campaign to #StopCambo, a new oil field which Shell and Siccar Point Energy are seeking approval from the UK government for. The oil field, named Cambo, would be situated in the North of Scotland in the sea west of Shetland. 

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One Year of Teach the Future Scotland

One Year of Teach the Future Scotland

Anna Brown

June 7, 2021

The key moments and achievements of TtF Scotland so far...

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Inclusion of Teach the Future Scotland's Asks in Party Manifestos

Inclusion of Teach the Future Scotland's Asks in Party Manifestos

Anna Brown

May 2, 2021

Over the past months, members of Teach the Future Scotland have been lobbying the five key parties in Scotland for the inclusion of our asks and policy recommendations in each parties manifestos. This is a milestone for our campaign as it means we can effectively hold the government to account on these policies.I will go and rank each party on the inclusion of our asks in their manifesto as well as the general embedding of climate education. 

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Scottish Politicians Pledge Support Ahead of Election

Scottish Politicians Pledge Support Ahead of Election

Anna Brown

April 25, 2021

On Thursday 6th of May, the Scottish Parliament elections will take place. This is an election where climate must be a priority. This election gives candidates the opportunity to show that they support educating Scottish youth on the climate and ecological emergency and ensuring they are prepared for the future they will face.

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Week of Action Update!

Week of Action Update!

Charlie Sweetman and Stella Orrin

April 22, 2021

On the week commencing the 12th of April Teach the Future ran a week of action. Did you see our volunteers around the country? Or our projections onto parliament?

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Children to be taught Scotland's 'historic complicity' in slave trade in Green proposals

Children to be taught Scotland's 'historic complicity' in slave trade in Green proposals

Conor Matchett

April 6, 2021

The campaign in Scotland said: “We believe that climate action and thus climate education policy must be at the forefront of the election as the education system is currently not preparing students and pupils for the challenges we face now and in the future nor is it empowering students to fight for climate justice. Therefore, it is essential that climate education is embedded through the curriculum and this starts with the inclusion of our asks in party manifestos. We thank the Scottish Green Party for taking this important step.”

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The Flow Country

The Flow Country

Lily Henderson

February 28, 2021

At the end of the ice age, peatlands formed all over Europe. The Flow Country is a vast area of about 200,000 hectares in Caithness and Sutherland in Scotland. It holds over 400,000 hectares of the blanket blog, which only forms in cold places with lots of rain, like Scotland.

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The Climate Hot Seat

The Climate Hot Seat

Anna Brown

February 24, 2021

‘The Climate Hot Seat’ has been organised by young people aged 13-32 representing seven youth organisations in Scotland. The event is specifically for young people to hold Scotland’s party leaders accountable for their climate action and to give other young people valuable information in advance of casting their vote. In the invitation to party leaders, the group said:

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The Challenges We Face

The Challenges We Face

Sonya Peres and Tess Corcoran

February 11, 2021

We often broadcast all things positive about our campaign, which is great, and it’s amazing that there are lots of good updates, and that we’re making so much progress! However, it’s important to also talk about the challenges we face, so that people can better understand our campaign. 

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The Future Speaks

The Future Speaks

Charlie Sweetman

February 4, 2021

In the lead up to the UN COP26 Climate Conference being hosted in Glasgow, the Teach the Future Scotland team has partnered with a newly-emerging teachers collection, called Sustainability Partnerships. They are working together to host a series of eight climate hustings across every electoral region in the Scottish Parliament, with the aim of providing an open forum for young people to constructively engage with elected representatives, candidates and advisors from an intersection of the political spectrum.