Tempany is a 2nd year Multimedia Journalism student at Glasgow Caledonian University. She works at the weekend and on a part-time basis in a local farm cafe and shop in Kinross. Tempany is also a student blogger for a student accommodation in Glasgow called Liberty Living- you can find out more at https://www.libertyliving.co.uk/student-accommodation/glasgow/liberty-house/. On Friday evenings she also volunteers as a Leader in training for 1st Dunfermline Rainbows!
Which young Scot inspires you?
The Young Scot who inspires me is Katie Emmott because she encourages others to be the best version of themselves and is the definition of determination, hard work and motivation. She is a team leader and a role model to the community she works in. She never gives into defeat and spreads positivity among others in their struggles and most difficult times.
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
I love growing up in Scotland because there are so many opportunities for young people to get active in such as Duke of Edinburgh Award. Also the culture, the people and the history make Scotland come alive as a story. Scotland has the most beautiful monuments, castles and nature scenes that no other country can compare to.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like the older generation to know that young people are more hard-working than ever to find a career path that suits them. We care so much about our country that we will do anything to protect it and its natural beauty and heritage. Young people want to make a difference in our society and we are not afraid to do it anymore. We want the best for everyone.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date is getting into university to study Multimedia Journalism so I am able to follow my dream career path. Along the way I have won academic awards and made new friends and learned to live independently, but I would not have been able to do that without going to university.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would like to make it as a journalist in a newspaper or magazine company, in hope that I can start my own business based on the skills I have developed. I would also like to be a well- known blogger for young people and become a positive role model for their future. It would mean so much to me because it is what I have worked so hard for.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
If I could give young people one piece of advice it would be that: if you want something so badly then work hard towards and you will achieve it. Don’t ever give up on your dreams and do not let anyone ruin your hopes and wishes.
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