Teach the Future  Scotland 

We're campaigning for Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills Shirley-Anne Somerville 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

Alyson Mackay

"Nothing about us without us - social justice motto"

Daniel Oriola

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Hannah Mackay

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

Madeleine Anne Rose Brown

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

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

News in Scotland

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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.

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Climate change education: The young campaigners fighting for lessons to tackle ecological crisis

Climate change education: The young campaigners fighting for lessons to tackle ecological crisis

Cheryl Peebles

December 28, 2020

Climate change education in Scotland’s classrooms is vital to equip younger generations with skills to combat the crisis

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Open Letter to John Swinney

Open Letter to John Swinney

Anna Brown

December 20, 2020

Teach the Future Scotland are sending an open letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - John Swinney MSP - in response to the Scottish Government's recent announcement of plans to construct twenty-two new schools across the country and retrofit three existing schools.

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Climate change education from a students perspective

Climate change education from a students perspective

Lily Henderson

December 9, 2020

After 11 years following the Scottish education system, I have now reached S5 and should have learned all about the severity of the climate crisis in school, but I have not.

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Engagement with Scottish Liberal Democrats

Engagement with Scottish Liberal Democrats

Tess Corcoran

December 6, 2020

You may remember that back in August members of the Teach the Future Scotland attended a meeting with Willie Rennie, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Beatrice Wishart, education spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal democrats. In this meeting, we discussed the asks of our campaign and our experiences of the educational system. Well, we now have an update!

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Meeting John Swinney and Liam Cahill

Meeting John Swinney and Liam Cahill

Anna Brown

September 9, 2020

Six of our climate education advocates went to a call with John Swinney and Liam Cahill (responsible for Learning for Sustainability policy) where they discussed the aims of the Teach the Future campaign, its progress thus far as well as how we think the devolved government can best support systemic reform - with the much needed societal shift in accordance with climate justice.

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Our Meeting with the Third Generation Project

Our Meeting with the Third Generation Project

Anna Brown

September 4, 2020

The Third Generation Projects’ communications coordinator Annabelle Von Molte contacted us on Monday 10th August after hearing about us through another project.

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Meeting with Willie Rennie and Beatrice Wishart

Meeting with Willie Rennie and Beatrice Wishart

Tess Corcoran

September 1, 2020

On Monday the 24th August, 5 climate education advocates from Teach the Future Scotland had a meeting with Willie Rennie - the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats - and Beatrice Wishart - the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education - as well as 2 Liberal Democrat staff members.

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Response from John Swinney on a Green Recovery for Education

Response from John Swinney on a Green Recovery for Education

Anna Brown

August 27, 2020

On June 25th Katie Napier, Tess Corcoran and I sent a letter to Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney calling for a green recovery for education as part of our campaign launch.

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Progress with MSPs: Edward Mountain

Progress with MSPs: Edward Mountain

Lily Henderson

August 19, 2020

On the 3rd of August, I was able to speak to my local MSP for the Highlands and Islands - Edward Mountain.