Welcome to the Young Academy of Scotland


Made up of 126 young professionals, the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) fosters interdisciplinary activities among emerging leaders from science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society. Established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, YAS provides a platform for innovative young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics to develop a coherent and influential voice, and to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond..




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Dr Guy Walker is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. His research specialism is human factors engineering and has been featured in national newspapers, TV and radio through to an appearance on the Discovery Channel.

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10 July 2018
 YAS Welcomes 53 New Members New cohort of members includes outstanding members of Scotlan...