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, age 19
Eilidh has been involved with Dyslexia Scotland for several years, initially with our youth group, XdysleX, and now as a Young Ambassador. Eilidh is currently studying Countryside Management at Scotland’s Rural College.
Emily, age 18
Emily is a student at Edinburgh University and has been a young ambassador for two years. She writes for our members' magazine, Dyslexia Voice, and has appeared in a film about dyslexia (launching soon).
Emma, age 19
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.
Innes, age 14
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.
James, age 25
James has been a Young Ambassador for 3 years and teaches at a school in Melrose. James supports our younger Young Ambassadors and has written about his experiences of being a dyslexic teacher.
John, age 19
John has been involved in several Dyslexia Scotland events and has been a Young Ambassador for 2 years. John is currently studying film and international relations at St Andrew’s.
Mark, age 17
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, age 15
Rachel enjoys public speaking and has given various presentations about dyslexia in her local area. She became a Young Ambassador after being inspired by the others at the Youth Day in March 2017.
Sam, age 19
Sam has been a Young Ambassador for two years. Sam has also been involved (behind the camera) in a dyslexia film due to be launched soon. Sam is currently a student at Cardonald College in Dundee, studying Animation.
Yasmine, age 15
Yasmine recently became a Young Ambassador after being involved in our Fife branch youth group, Dyslexia United. Yasmine loves horse riding and animals, and also volunteers at a foster home for rescued rabbits.

Ask the ambassadors

Ask your questions here - one of our Young Ambassadors or Dyslexia Scotland advisers will get back to you soon.

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.