Day 329- Anna, 22, Inverness

I am an assistant youth worker, a part time MSc Psychology student and a scout leader in my spare time (voluntary).


Which young Scot inspires you?
Tudoe Westwood, Scottish Youth Commissioner (in Scouting) because he’s been a full time student, working and chairing the National Youth Advisory Group for Scouts Scotland. The amount of work he’s done is amazing.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is the outdoor lifestyle the environment enhances.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
There are a lot of young people doing a lot of very good work in their communities which is often overshadowed by the more negative news. Please do not tar us all with the same brush.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date is graduating with a BA(Hons) in Child and Youth Studies, from the University of the Highlands and Islands.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
My biggest aspiration is to make a difference in the world, whether that is just one person or in my community.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
There is nothing you can’t do, you have to make the most of the situation you find yourself in because success comes from a positive mental attitude and hard work.

If Anna’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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