Olympic excitement for Scots representative Jordan

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This summer has been a golden experience for Jordan Linden a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

He has just returned from representing Scotland and its young people at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Jordan (17), from Bellshill, is a sixth year pupil at Cardinal Newman High School and is the MSYP for Bellshill and Uddingston.

As a Young Scot Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Youth Legacy Ambassador, Jordan worked at Scotland House during the Olympics.

Scotland House showcased the best of what Scotland has to offer to an international audience through a series of events and business meetings, and also provided support for everyone connected with Scotland’s Olympic athletes.

It also promoted Scotland as a place to visit, live, study and do business with.

The Scottish Youth Parliament is supported by North Lanarkshire Council with the aim of improving services for young people and getting them involved in the decision-making process.

Jordan said: “My role was to represent Scotland and its young people in everything we do.

“Amongst other things, I was tasked with being a social reporter and being the face of Scotland House, meeting and greeting foreign dignitaries and helping run events.

“One of my personal highlights was visiting the athletes’ village and getting to escort the Scottish Government Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Shona Robison, around the village.

“As a nation, we are aiming to put on the greatest Commonwealth Games spectacular ever.

“It will provide a platform for Scotland’s young people to participate in sport and will provide lasting legacy through infrastructure, venues and sustainable housing development.

“It truly will be a fantastic opportunity for everyone in Scotland, and I feel privileged to be a part of it!”