Day 289- Cameron, 20, Edinburgh

Cameron is a health scientist at the University of Edinburgh, is an entrepeneur, ultra marathon runner and an adventurer!


Which young Scot inspires you?
My entrepreneurial friends around the country, making waves at the highest level in the media, oil and gas, and property. At such a young age for them to show such drive, passion and understanding of how easy it is to reach out and take whatever you want in life, is an inspiration.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotladn is the endless opportunities to be or become anything you want. It may not always be so obvious to us whilst growing up but when we are made aware, our lives become our own to do with what we please.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
Young people are not ‘a people’. We are individuals, and as individuals we are the future. Invest in us not as a whole but as individuals.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
In April 2018 I became the first person to document a trekking route joining the West Highland Way and the Cape Wrath Way. 356 miles between Glasgow and the North Western Tip of Scotland incorporating what is known as the toughest long distance trail in the UK. I completed it in 12 days (including 2 days snowed in a bothy in Glen Attric), averaging 29 miles a day solo. I also managed to raise a significant sum of money for Dementia UK.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I will help young people realise their potential and work towards achieving it.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
The world is there for the taking. Anything you want, you can have so long as you work for it. Travel, learn, grow, work hard, and never, ever put limits on what you can achieve.

If Cameron’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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