Day 290- Holly, 20, Edinburgh

Holly works for Sketchers, is a member of Daydream Believers, a group encouraging young people to get involved in creative careers. Daydream Believers are also finalists in this year’s Young Scot Awards!


Which young Scot inspires you?
My friends inspire me because they are going through the same struggles as me during our studies but they always make time to love and support you. You can achieve anything when you have supportive friends by your circle.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Getting a great support during education and being given the opportunity to go on to further education and explore your abilities. This is something I probably wouldn’t have done without free education.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
We are trying our best, we might not always make the right choices, but we are keen to make a change. You did the same when you were young.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Graduating college is my biggest achievement to date. I found it super challenging but I stuck in and ended up achieving so much during my time there.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would love to have a job that I could travel with. I would really love to see the world although I know I will always return to Scotland. I am really aware that growing up in Scotland I was extremely fortunate but I think it’s important to understand that not everyone has the same opportunities as us.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Take risks; if you don’t take a chance, nothing new will happen.

If Holly’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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