Young ambassadors

Our young ambassadors come from all over Scotland. But this isn’t the only thing that they have in common – they all have dyslexia and are proud of it!

Read more about our young ambassadors below, and if you have any questions for them, use the contact form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. They’re here to help.

Eilidh has a BSc in Countryside Management from SRUC. Eilidh enjoys the outdoors, wildlife, nature and outdoor pursuits. Eilidh is also a keen artist.
Before becoming a Young Ambassador, Emma was involved with Dyslexia Scotland's North East Branch youth group, XdysleX, and is now studying film at Napier University.
Emma McN
Emma has recently joined our young ambassador team. She recently wrote and delivered a presentation to her entire school on being dyslexic. Outside of school Emma is a black belt in karate and is looking forward to training to be an instructor.
Hamish is now in his second year as a young ambassador. Since joining, Hamish has given talks in several schools and at an education conference. He has also featured in the Dyslexia: Educate Me documentary and recorded a webinar for CALL Scotland.
Innes provided the opening speech for our recent Youth Day and is a member of our Fife branch youth group, Dyslexia United. He has a keen interest in football and is also involved with the scouts.
John has been involved in several Dyslexia Scotland events and has been a Young Ambassador for 2 years. John is in his last year studying film and international relations at St Andrew’s.
Kate is 14 and joined the other Young Ambassadors at an event during Dyslexia Awareness Week at the Scottish Parliament. She has spoken at a couple of schools alongside her sister, Rachel.
A picture of Keir smiling, outdoors in nature, wearing a yellow t-shirt and a backpack
Keir Aitken
Keir is a Young Ambassador and also the artistic director of Live Witness Theatre. He is interested in creating theatre which is neurodiverse friendly in both process and performance. He also is an advocate for a more neurodiverse inclusive arts sector.
Mark became a Young Ambassador after being inspired by the Young Ambassadors’ input into the Youth Day in March 2017. Mark has a real interest in geography and hopes to study this in the future.
Rachel is 17 and became a Young Ambassador following our Youth Day in 2017. She has since given various talks at universities and assemblies to help educate student teachers and empower children, and is planning to become a primary teacher.
Yasmine is in sixth year and became a Young Ambassador after being involved in our Fife branch youth group, Dyslexia United. Yasmine loves horse riding and animals, volunteers at a foster home for rescued rabbits and is taking advanced higher English.
Young Ambassador mentor: James
James is a Young Ambassador Mentor and supports our younger Young Ambassadors. James is a teacher at a school in Melrose and has written about his experiences of being a dyslexic teacher for the GTCS publication, Teaching Scotland.

Ask the ambassadors

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Meet the young ambassadors

Want To Be A Young Ambassador?

We aren’t looking for more Young Ambassadors at the moment. But when we are, we’ll put a notice on how to apply to be one here.