YAS brings together young professionals from all sectors to work together on projects that benefit Scotland and the world.
YAS was established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) in 2011 to provide a platform for innovative young professionals from all areas of academia, business, third sector organisations and public life, to work together to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond.
YAS operates within the organizational structure of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Charity No. SC000470. A YAS Advisory Group made up of YAS members and RSE Fellows provides support and guidance to the Young Academy of Scotland about its membership, strategy, management and work programme.