I work on my national 4 English at my school which is Monifieth High School. I am in 5th year at school. I write stories and novels with things with Dundee in it and lots of characters.
Which young Scot inspires you?
The person that really inspires me is Dundee’s current Lord Provost. He meets a lot of people and always puts on a smile when he sees them, including me! He is a kind and patient man to me for those reasons.
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
I love the spirit. Everywhere I go, there’s a person with a story to tell, which is inspiring to me. Dundee is my favourite because of its City Council, its Lord Provost, its sights and its kind people. Makes me smile.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would want older generations to listen because we are the future. I would say there would have to be more chances for young people getting involved with even more decision making, even for quiet people like myself. We all have a voice.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
I would have to say my biggest achievement is designing Dundee’s Lord Provost as a miniature penguin and then presenting it to his office even when I was so nervous and shy. I was in the newspaper for my achievement.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I want to grow up and be a City Councillor. I want to help people and get pushed out my comfort zone a little more. I’m usually a very nervous and shy person but I can do it. Deep inside I can.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I would say, be yourself and don’t let anybody bring you down. No one has the right to tell you what to be interested in. You are you, and you should be proud of it. You probably have more potential than you realise.
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