Providing quality project management services for the delivery of improved lives, places and economies.


Meriel Young is the owner of Meriel Young Consulting. She is a chartered marketer with 25 years experience delivering environmental; communication, engagement and improvement programmes. She’s proven able to competently lead and manage a great range of programme briefs and development scenarios. Meriel selects high quality sub-contractors and specialists (where required) to support work delivery.

Meriel spent over 8 years as a Ministerial appointed board member on  the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, see This position covered responsibilities on all aspects of corporate governance in the establishment phase of Scotland first National Park, from visitor management strategy, communications, large scale capital projects to membership of the park regions Planning Committee.

Previous to this Meriel worked for the City of Edinburgh Council within Transport Policy operating in the wide and varied context of City Development functions working on for example: outdoor access planning and facilitation, modal shift campaigns, marketing strategies for walking/cycling, establishing 20 mph zone neighbourhoods, large scale event management and communications strategy. She has lectured at Oatridge College on environmental education and countryside interpretation, progressing her specialist degree knowledge on recreation planning. She worked for 4 years in primary schools (mainly) delivering  forestry education for millennium planting initiatives both as an employee and contractor to LA’s and landowner NGO’s. Meriel has also worked for the Woodland Trust as their Community Woodland Officer. For the last 10 years she has been an active appointed member of the Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum (FCS)- which has the role of identifying and reviewing regional priorities for Scotlands Forestry Strategy within Central Scotland Conservancy and District.

Meriel Young Consulting has several professional advisers in key specialisms that support the outcome of successful all round delivery.


Tim Hall – Urban Forestry Adviser
Tim is a Chartered Forester who has over 20 years of experience in urban forestry management, project management and strategic planning. He has presented papers on urban forestry at national and international conferences.

David Hunter – Social Research
David was Accessible Transport Manager for the City of Edinburgh Council where he showed a strong commitment to furthering public, user and consumer interests, particularly equalities issues. He is an experienced social researcher and was Head of Strategy at the National Library for Scotland.

Derek Halden – Transport Planning
Derek delivers consultancy, planning and research services on integrated transport and related topics including SMART and active travel initiatives. He’s proven able in adding value to traditional approaches.

Tony Grant – Strategic network design
Tony is ex-Director of Sustrans Scotland and was instrumental in the lead and delivery of the National Cycle Network (NCN). He’s more recently been very active in landowner negotiation work.

Carol Crawford – Ecology
As Technical Director of Peak Ecology Ltd Carol brings expertise in ecological impact assessment, habitat management and vegetation surveys.

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