Day 58- Caitlin, 16, Edinburgh

Caitlin is on an employability fund programme with Impact Arts, and loves photography.


Which young Scot inspires you?
The founder of Social Bite, Josh Littlejohn inspires me as he started off with a sandwich chain for the homeless called Social Bite along with his partner, Alice Thompson. They ran it as a social business and a quarter of their staff are homeless, and now he is working with the Cyrenians to a build a village for the homeless. To me that is inspiring and makes me want to help people and makes me proud.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
I love Scotland’s history of art and music and drama. I love all the museums and historic buildings that bring character to Scotland and this inspires me to be creative. I love all the festivals we have; it shows Scotland’s creativity and diversity.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I want older generations to know that we aren’t stupid and I would like them to recognise that we are more creative and open-minded and that we are our own individuals and we are mindful of our surroundings and the world around us.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement was when I got my power boating at sea course because before my test I was so scared and thought I wasn’t going to succeed but I did and I passed and that makes me happy proud of myself.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I want to achieve by becoming more confident and believing in myself more and being more able to talk to people and be more active.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I want to let them know to be as creative and diverse as they can and take advantage of what Scotland has to offer.

If Caitlin’s story has inspired you, why not share it on social media using the hashtag #MyStory365 or visit the ‘Get Involved’ section to share your own story!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: