TIME is running out if you want to help decide who will be 2020 Glasgow Times Young Scotswoman of the Year.
Voting in this year’s contest, held in association with St Enoch Centre, closes at 5pm tomorrow (Friday) – so make sure you register your support for your favourite before then.
Over the last few weeks we have been sharing the stories of all five young women shortlisted for the title. The winner – and the winner of the 2020 Scotswoman of the Year award – will be announced at a livestreamed Facebook event on April 29
Our contenders represent some of the most inspirational and courageous young women in Scotland today:
Talented cyclist Lusia Steele, 21, from Erskine, took the silver medal in her first European Championships and is now on course to represent Britain at the Olympics in 2024; while champion volunteer Roseanna Campbell, 21, from Edinburgh, who was in care throughout her teens and became homeless at the age of 16, now travels the country ensuring young people’s voices are heard on a range of issues.
Juliana Sweeney-Baird, 18, from Bearsden, is a British junior champion and world number one in inclusive skating, despite dealing with the progressive loss of her sight due to a rare genetic condition.
Amanda Amaeshi, 16, from Dunfermline, is an award-winning writer and one of just 18 young women from around the UK on the Girlguiding Advocate Panel; and Katie Pake, 13, from Glenrothes, who had her leg amputated after being diagnosed with bone cancer, has gone on to raise thousands of pounds for children’s cancer charities and achieve great success in swimming.
The 2020 Young SWOTY winner will be decided by a public vote.