East Neuk high flier hopes to inspire other young people

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A high-flying young Anstruther woman is helping thousands of other young Scots find training.

At just 21, Shannen Scott is chief executive of online social enterprise Apprenticeships in Scotland which stimulates the demand for apprenticeships and brings together employers and young people, working with companies such as British Gas, Santander and Microsoft.

Growing up in Anstruther with mum and dad Isobel and Andrew Scott and sister Alana, the former Waid Academy pupil was always up for hard work, holding down a part-time job at the Anstruther Fish Bar while at college.

She is now the first person in the UK to complete an Apprenticeship in Enterprise - she will collect her accolade at the European Parliament this month - has been nominated for a Young Scot Award and hopes her achievements will encourage other young people to aim high.

“I came from a small fishing village and now run my own social enterprise project which helps thousands of young people across Scotland,” she said. “All you need to do is believe in yourself, and you can achieve anything.”