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Molly shares her blogging passion at youth festival

Molly McFarlane

Young ambition: Molly McFarlane (pic: Terry Murden)


Fashion blogger Molly McFarlane was among the speakers sharing their experiences and offering advice to an audience of 200 teenagers at the third Festival of Youth Enterprise.

The Glasgow-born “social media guru”, now based in Manchester, promotes a number of high street fashion brands and spoke about how she had become an Instagram and YouTube sensation after harbouring early thoughts about becoming a primary school teacher.

Also speaking at the all-day event at RBS’s Gogarburn headquarters was Robbie MacIssac, a young bagpiper who made a big impression when he played Flower of Scotland to close the T In the Park Festival a few years ago. He has developed a product that helps eradicate moisture within the instrument and spoke about how he has raised thousands of pounds and applied for a patent.

Those attending the Festival participated in break-out sessions where they were introduced to a number of business processes, such as social enterprises.

Geoff Leask, chief executive of organiser Young Enterprise Scotland, said: “This is a great way to inspire young people and I look forward to seeing how they progress.”

Daily Business is the media partner for the Festival and will be publishing an interview with Geoff Leask ahead of the gala dinner at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on 5 June.

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