Day 103- Thomas, 24, Shetland


Which young Scot inspires you?
A young Scot I know is my cousin. She works for some sports clubs, and she is always happy, kind and willing to get stuck in and never lets anything stop her. She is even a young carer herself for her family and still goes to school, but above all that she is truly inspiring to me.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
There is a lot of good things about growing up in Scotland. Firstly the scenery, pretty amazing locations across Scotland and the best views up hills, places you can travel to. Secondly, the people; throughout time there are countless people who have made a difference towards many others.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I believe that older people should teach as much as they can to young people because there are so many young people who are willing to learn. I’ve learned a lot from older generations myself.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
I think my biggest achievement was the Shetland Youth Volunteering Award. I felt that was a milestone for me because of my work with Disability Shetland and I am honoured to have received that award.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I think the best advise for young people is don’t feel like you don’t matter; all you have to do is take part, get yourself known and be willing to do anything because it could lead on to bigger and better things.

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