OPPORTUNITY: Tell Your Story in Our 'Meet a Young Scot' Feature

Do you have an inspiring story to tell? Have you been involved in something that has benefitted your local community? Or is there a topic that you feel passionately about and are an activist for?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you could appear in our weekly Instagram feature raising the profile of Scotland's amazing young people.

What is 'Meet a Young Scot'?

Meet a Young Scot is a weekly post on Young Scot's Instagram page that shines a spotlight on a young person in Scotland and shares their story.

Here are a few examples of past posts:

You'll also receive 100 Young Scot Rewards points for submitting a nomination!

What we'll ask you about

This is a spotlight on you, so whatever you want to speak about, we want to hear! We want to know what it is that you're passionate about and why.

Tell us about any projects or initiatives that you have created or been a part of, how you got involved with them and the work that has come out of it. What would you like to say to other young people? 

Week by week, on our social media, we focus on certain themes. Here's an idea of what's coming up, do you have something to share about one of these topics?

  • COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Forestry & getting outdoors
  • The Young Person's Guarantee & rights for young people in Scotland
  • Going back to school after the summer
  • Trying new things

We'll also ask to submit picture of yourself to feature in the post.

How to apply

If you'd like to share your story, fill out our online application form.

Share Your Story and Feature on Our Instagram

Please note: We cannot guarantee that everyone who expresses their interest will be featured.

You may be contacted by a member of our Digital Information Team for further information and to let you know we'd like to feature your story on our page. If you're aged under 16 we will also require permission from a parent, carer or guardian.

More information

Need more info or would like to submit a nomination in another format? Email our team on contents@young.scot

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