Day 51- Murray, 10, Dunblane

Murray is a member of the Boys Brigade and is in primary 6 at Newton primary school.


Which young Scot inspires you?
Stuart Hogg – He is a great player in rugby because he inspires me to be like him one day. In the Ireland game, the scrum-half kicked the ball right up the park. Hogg caught the ball and he ran to the side from the 22 metre line. He dummied it, got through a gap and ran like lighting. He got to the try line, put it down, hugged his friends and then Finn Russel kicked the conversion. Stuart was happy that Finn got the conversion and he scored a try. His attitude is always great especially when all the players get angry he tells them off.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing in Scotland is that it is beautiful with the hills, the ocean and how it rains and fills up all the rivers like the Clyde in Glasgow and the Allan water in Bridge of Allan and Dunblane. The trees as well are also beautiful as they give us oxygen to breathe to keep us healthy and if trees where not there we would be dead.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
To know that we are caring and take part in groups like Boys Brigade where we do charity and raise money for sponsorship. Also I would like them to know that we wear different clothes from them.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Moving house and school was really hard because I didn’t know who I was coming across and I didn’t know if I was going to make friends or not. It was also hard leave all my best friends but now I have made really good friends and I am getting to know more and more of the teachers.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I want to become one of the best rugby players ever because I really love rugby and I like the roughness of it and all the friends that you meet on the way to your career. I have grown up watching the Glasgow Warriors and Scotland.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My advice would be to stop using cars so much and stop killing animals. Also to stop cutting trees for decoration because you are cutting down animals homes and animals then need to move to a different home each time.

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