Day 216- Declan, 22, Muirkirk

Declan volunteers with the Muirkirk community council and is also a self employed landscaper/ tree surgeon.


Which young Scot inspires you?
The young young Scot that inspires me the most would be mhairi black the youngest snp member of parliament she has achieved so much in so little time and the support she has given to the people of Scotland regarding same sex marriage, the failing of the welfare state etc she should be an inspiration to all young people in Scotland.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best things I think about growing up in Scotland are the opportunity that we are given with free education and health care. But mostly the adventures and history of Scotland that’s at hands reach I have never been abroad and I’m in no rush to Scotland’s never the same always changing never bored of exploring Scotland.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
If there was one thing I would like the older generation to know would be not all young people are unapproachable. They way I look at the older generation is there knowledge which the younger generation could benefit from and learn. The young and the old generation should work and thrive together.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
I think my biggest achievement to date would be my friends I’ve made over the last year through the car scene I’ve made a lot of new friends and meet a lot of interesting people through cars. As it’s an easy conversation starter and help when they all have the same interests in cars.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
The thing I would most like to achieve in the future would to be learn more about horticulture and to have a stable job in the horticultural and arboriculture and be able to pass my knowledge to other who are also interested in horticulture and arboriculture.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
If there one thing I would like to say to other young Scots would be to listen. Listen to the older generation and work along side them they can learn a lot from them but mostly you can also teach them a lot about this generation.

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