Rachel (20), a Law student from Port Glasgow is in her 4th year at Strathclyde University. Rachel works part time as a netball coach as well as running her own club, and uses her free time to volunteer.
Which young Scot inspires you?
Politician Mhairi Black inspires me. I think she is a true role model to young women and young people in general, that their voices can be heard and respected too. She is clearly a hard worker with a true passion for Scotland and it’s people.
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is how beautiful our country is. I love Ben Lomond, The Cobbler, Conic Hill etc. Though I also love the cities- Glasgow is my favourite.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like older generations to know that young people are not all bad- in fact most of us are great! We are capable, we have opinions that are valid and should be listened to.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
I am most proud of being chosen to run in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games 2014. I had no idea I was nominated and being successful was amazing. I had such a lovely day at Balloch Country Park with my friends and family.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would like to make a positive change-somewhere haha! I am at a point where I am unsure what career path to follow. I just know that wherever I end up I hope I can help others the way others have helped me. I’d also love to learn French.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Nothing is impossible! Do not let the fear of what other people think put off doing what you love. Be you and those who care will love you for it!
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