Day 319- Demi, 12, Macduff

Demi is in S1 and recently took part in the Baby Box Design workshop with Young Scot, Children in Scotland and Scottish Government. Which young Scot inspires you? My mum inspires me because she is so hard working. All my friends in Scotland inspire me because of how amazing they are. A band called Vansleep... Continue Reading →

Day 318- Nathan, 16, Paisley

Nathan is studying at Castlehead High School and works at a small local café. He volunteers at the Renfrewshire Youth Commission who have been selected as a finalist for the YS Awards 2018. Which young Scot inspires you? My friend Jade works extremely hard with work and volunteering while also being a carer for her... Continue Reading →

Day 317- Lauren, 19, Dumfries

Currently, I am working as a part time Youth Support Worker and Champions Board Support Worker with Dumfries and Galloway Council. I have also been the recipient of the Global Citizen Curtis Scholarship which enabled me to volunteer in both South Africa and New York learning about advocacy as a method to end world poverty.... Continue Reading →

Day 316- Eilidh, 22, Black Isle

Eilidh is a product designer for Trtl, and owns her own social enterprise Pro Aesthetic Design, creating designer castings for prosthetic arms. For the work she has done in this space, Eilidh was selected as one of the YWCA 30 Under 30 in 2017 and has been selected as a finalist for this year's Young... Continue Reading →

Day 315- Emily, 15, Barrhead

Emily is in S4 and studies Maths, English, French, Art, Chemistry, Physics, PE, History and Graph Comm. She volunteers as a swimming teacher and at holiday clubs. Which young Scot inspires you? My mum and dad inspire me because they have brought me up and cared for me in an amazing way. What is the... Continue Reading →

Day 314- Shelley, 18, Alness

Studying health and social care in college and work in a leisure centre and I am an assistant youth worker. Which young Scot inspires you? Alan- a youth worker I know. I aspire to be as hard working and determined as him. What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland? Free education and... Continue Reading →

Day 312- Hannah, 15, Chirnside

I'm currently in 4th year at BHS and I am studying a range of different subjects at Nat 5 level, I volunteer with 1st Chirnside Rainbows and Love getting involved in different events that are happening within my community. Which young Scot inspires you? The young Scots who inspire me is My Grandpa Bill, 2015... Continue Reading →

Day 311- Fraser, 24, Cromarty

Work for High Life Highland as an assistant youth worker. Which young Scot inspires you? John Loughton as he is an inspirational person because of his drive and determination. What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland? The beautiful sceneries, living in a small community that are all so friendly and caring. What... Continue Reading →

Day 310- Leanne, 23, Edinburgh

Leanne designed Scotland's original Baby Box when she was still a student. Leanne now lives and works in London. Which young Scot inspires you? My little sister is such an inspiring person, as well as all my friends, for numerous reasons. All the mentorship and support I have received from other designers has also really... Continue Reading →

Day 309- Wing, 20, Aberdeen

I am Wing, I am a final year law student at the University of Aberdeen. I have been a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament since I was 15 in 2013. I used to represent Edinburgh Central but since moving for university, I now represent Aberdeen Central. I used to work for my family business... Continue Reading →

Day 308- Kirstin, 16, Edinburgh

Kirstin is in 6th year of school and recently participated in the Baby Box design workshop at Young Scot. What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland? I like growing up in Scotland because I am near my family and I appreciate the many opportunities that are available to young people. What would... Continue Reading →

Day 307- Rowan, 18, Oban

Rowan is currently studying HNC Social Sciences at Edinburgh College. Which young Scot inspires you? The 5Rights Youth Leadership Group inspire me because of their dedication to our work and how much they care about what we are doing and will take so much time to spread the word about 5Rights. What is the best... Continue Reading →

Day 305- Ethan, 19, Govan

Ethan is one of the 2018 Young Scot Awards Finalists, in the Enhancing Education category. Which young Scot inspires you? The person that inspires me is “Calvin Harris” as he started off at working at Safeway to save up money to buy DJ decks and now he’s the highest paid DJ in the world and... Continue Reading →

Day 304- Craig, 17, Comar nan Allt

Craig is a part-time community Gaelic teacher. Tha Craig na tidseir Gàidhlig pàirt-ùine. Which young Scot inspires you? Cò an neach òg a tha do dheachdadh? The young Scots who inspire me are my friends, because they push me to work harder. Na càraidean agam o’ chionn ‘s gu bheil iad dha mo phutadh gus... Continue Reading →

Day 303- Jess, 18, An t-Àrd-Ruigh

Jess is in RCS-BMUS trad fiddle 1st year. Working as an after-school teaching assistant in a gaidhlig primary school, teach fiddle and volunteer at a local church kids club and churches in Northern Ireland. 1d bliadhna RCS-BMUS fidheall traidiseanta. Tha mi ag obair mar co-chuidiche-teagaisg ann am bun-sgoil às dèidh àm na sgoile agus mi... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Day 298- Eilidh, 18, Àrdruigh

Eilidh is studying Primary School Education with Gaelic (Fluent) and has a part time job at tesco. Tha Eilidh ag ionnsachadh gu a bhidh na tidsear le Gàidhlig sa bhun-sgoil agus tha obrach pàirt-ùine aice ann an Tesco. Which young Scot inspires you? Cò an neach òg a tha do dheachdadh? The young Scots who... Continue Reading →

Day 297- Aidan, 15, Elgin

I am in 4th year at Elgin Academy. I am studying Drama, Geography, Maths, English, Business and Biology. I started volunteering with Elgin Youth Cafe in 2015 and from this I have connected with the voluntary work on local themed days for BID Elgin and also for the Childrens Cancer charity "Logans Fund". Which young... Continue Reading →

Day 296- Lauren, 24, Livingston

Lauren has created Fodilicious, an innovative food business to help people who suffer from IBS and food intolerances like me. I have also been selected as a finalist for the YS Awards 2018. Which young Scot inspires you? TI believe all young people are inspiring. However, Sir Tom Hunter is a favourite role model who... Continue Reading →

Day 295- Megan, 25, Edinburgh

Megan is currently working for Standard Life, and is very active, playing and coaching netball in Edinburgh. Megan is originally from England but moved to Edinburgh for work in 2015. Which young Scot inspires you? I have recently partnered with the charity career ready through my work. This is where I meet young people who... Continue Reading →

Day 294- Yu-Lei, 12, Edinburgh

Yu-Lei is at school and a member of the Cyber Resilience Steering group. Which young Scot inspires you? The person that inspires me is Barroughes Potani and he is part of the Cyber Resilience Steering group. He is always so helpful and he is really knowledgeable in IT and digital subjects and supports me loads... Continue Reading →

Day 293- Emily, 18, Comar nan Allt

Emily studies medicine at the University of Glasgow and teaches piano to young children. Tha Emily na Oileanach aig Oilthigh Ghlaschu is i ag ionnsachadh eòlas-leighis. Which young Scot inspires you? Cò an neach òg a tha do dheachdadh? My teachers inspire me because they pushed me to work hard and achieve my goals through... Continue Reading →

Day 291- Arianna-Marie, 15, Eyemouth

Arianna is at school but dedicates a huge amount of time to volunteering and fundraising in her local community. She has been recognised for her efforts after being selected as a YS Awards finalist. Which young Scot inspires you? My friend has a heart condition and volunteers with me. She does so much and helps... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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