A major new survey gets underway this week to track the changing attitudes and aspirations of young people in relation to the Highlands and Islands.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has commissioned ekosgen to carry out the work. It will build on the 2015 study, also undertaken by ekosgen , which demonstrated an overwhelming sense of pride and confidence in the Highlands and Islands among the 4,400 young people who took part.
This new study will explore opportunities around education, training and employment for 15 to 30-year-olds, and how these can be maximised.
Over the coming weeks, ekosgen will carry out an online survey using social media platforms to engage and gather the views of young people living in the region. The survey will also be targeted at young people living elsewhere who may be interested in considering the Highlands and Islands as a place to live and work.
Those taking part in the survey can enter a prize draw, with prizes including tickets to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and Groove Loch, as well as vouchers for Spotify and Netflix.
The findings of the study will be used to inform future policy to facilitate both population growth and talent attraction and retention across the region.