Day 202- Craig, 25, Glenrothes

I work for YMCA kirkcaldy as a community work assistant 25 hours a week and also for coronet clean as an office cleaner for 5 hours a weekas well as volunteering for Deaf Action as a shop asstinat in tbe charity shop in Kirkcaldy and for ST Andrews First Aid in east fife and im also a memember of the board for collydean community centre.

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Which young Scot inspires you?
The young people in scotland that inspires me is some of the young people that i work with the yputh work setting of my work with ymca kirkcaldy as they teach me to live everyday like my last and not to care what people think of me as every one is diffrent and unique in our own way.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in scotland is the music like the bag pipes and folk songs some oglf which being you canny shove your grannie off a bus, the jelly piece song, sam the skull, scotland the brave and many more but i also love some of the food and drink like shortbread, irn bru, haggis and barrs cola.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
The thing i would like the older generation to know about young people is that we arent all this bad bunch of people and most of us have huge amounts of respect for them but often get down hearted when we are all tared with the same brush and not given a chance.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date is starting volunteering in fife shopping and support sevices charity shop for 3 years before it closed due to rising cost of the unit rent but the reason this is my biggest achievement is because before this i never would of tried it and ie has made me more confident as a person and i have made some good friends from working in the shop.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
My biggest aspiration is I would love to visit australia one day and maybe tour the country for maybe a year or so but a more realistic dream of mine is to to be good at bsl so i can hold a conversation with a bsl user and also maybe own a caravan at grannies hellin hame caravan park in emebo in the highlands.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
The advice i would give to other young people would be to get out there and challenge themselves, be that volunteering for a charity shop, running a marathon or even learning a new language what ever it is get out there and try it and just live everyday like your last.

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