Day 300- Craig, 22, Bo’ness

Employed full-time at a global Accountancy firm. Also training for my Chartered Accountancy (CA) qualification.


Which young Scot inspires you?
Young Scots that inspire and motivate me to do well would have to be my friends; it is really pleasing to see them doing well in the lives they live and this inspires me to enjoy what I do. !

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is the culture. For such a small country, we have such a diverse population with many different customs and backgrounds. My favourite aspect of this would be the range of local dialects throughout the country. We are also very lucky in that we are growing up in a generation with so many opportunities, including free higher education and the NHS, which we should not take for granted.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like people from older generations to know that there are actually some aspects of their time I would have liked to experience, like the music and life without social media.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date would be completing my 4 year course at University. This time included successful sporting achievements, an extended period living in the USA through study abroad and was capped off by being awarded a 2:1 degree at a fantastic graduation ceremony.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I don’t like to think too far ahead, so in that respect I would like to achieve my Chartered Accountancy qualification in the next 3 years. This will hopefully open up many more opportunities for the future both personally and professionally.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My message would be to never stop trying to learn. This includes always listening to others, asking questions and taking the initiative.

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