Day 112- Alastair, 21, Dundee

Which young Scot inspires you?
It’s always really reassuring hearing the stories of young volunteers and what people have collectively achieved. I think ultimately that’s inspirational.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is, although everyone will have a different experience, I like to think there has always been a platform on which anything can happen.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I think if the older generation could see the younger generation as themselves. We’ve all got this experience in our life wherin we will predominantly grow up.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
I guess it’s getting to a point where I feel as though in my voluntary roles that I found a sense of satisfaction. Leaving school was really distressing because I didn’t know what I wanted to do and I felt I had to know and that was a challenge. To get to this point where I think I am in the right place and I don’t need to run at a million miles per hour to get to the next point is assuring.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
Aside from joining the circus which has always been a lifelong goal of mine, just getting to a point where I feel I am leading a life which is well spent.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
There is a lot of opportunities in Scotland although it doesn’t seem like that in many places, the reality is there is a lot there. There will at least be a couple of people out there locally or nationally who connect to what you believe in and the role we play in society can lead us to those people that make sure we don’t feel so alone!

If Alastair’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!

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