Day 268- Isla, 16, Edinburgh

I volunteer for Young Edinburgh Action and I am about to start S6.


Which young Scot inspires you?
My best friend inspires me because she has health problems that can be difficult for her to deal with but she doesn’t let this hold her back.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Scotland embraces equality in multiple settings that are relevant to young people and allows us to have our voices heard.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
Young people can know and care just as much as older people about important issues in society and in Scotland today.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
I petitioned in my school to change the rules in order to promote gender equality.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would like to contribute to change on a global scale.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Your voice and your opinions matter so you should speak up about things that are important to you.

If Isla’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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