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Alasdair (Commie)

  • Name? Alasdair MacPherson
  • Which church do you go to? Brae Gospel Hall, Shetland
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1977
  • What is your occupation? Seafood sales for Shetland’s Finest
  • When did you first come to SCYC? The first camp in 1994
  • What role do you usually do? Commie
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Los Angeles, its warm, I like the food and most importantly I have friends there.
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? Pep Guardiola, not that I am Man City fan but I admire his management style and the way he plays football
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? RAF Fighter pilot
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? Unfortunately my iPhone
  • What is your worst habit? Can be over-competitive on occasions

Rhoda, Craft Person

  • Name? Rhoda MacPherson
  • Which church do you go to? Brae Gospel Hall, Shetland
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1981
  • What is your occupation? Housewife, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
  • When did you first come to SCYC? In 2002
  • What role do you usually do? Craft person
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? New Zealand, the Maldives, France. Each country inspires me in different ways.
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? I admire the wit of Jane Austen, the godliness of Elisabeth Elliot and the faith of George Muller.
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? Children’s author, teacher, writer.
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? Something creative to do.
  • What is your worst habit? Chocolate and sometimes I get a bit ‘teachery’.

George, Commie

  • Name? George Keith
  • Which church do you go to? Sound Gospel Hall, Shetland
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1978
  • What is your occupation? Engineer for SIC Independent Living
  • When did you first come to SCYC? 1994
  • What role do you usually do? Commie
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Antarctica to see Emperor Penguins
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? Winston Churchill because of his ability to inspire.
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? Pilot
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? Car
  • What is your worst habit? Snoring
  • Name? Sheila Keith
  • Which church do you go to? Sound Gospel Hall, Shetland
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1974
  • What is your occupation? Policy Officer for Shetland Fishermen’s Association
  • When did you first come to SCYC? 2001
  • What role do you usually do? Cook
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?Madagascar, Svalbard and Antarctica to see the amazing animals that live there.
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why?William and Catherine Booth as they had a care for everyday people, inspirational with a huge heart. 
  • What job did you want to do when you were small?I didn’t have an occupational ambition when I was small.
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? Shower
  • What is your worst habit? Impatience

Rachel Stout, Leader

  • Name? Rachel Stout
  • Which church do you go to? Sound Gospel Hall
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1990
  • What is your occupation? Community Nurse
  • When did you first come to SCYC? 2000 as a camper
  • What role do you usually do? Camp nurse, laundry or leader
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I would love to visit Canada to see the beautiful falls and lakes
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? I would like to meet Ant and Dec as they seem fun
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? Nurse
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? I would struggle without my phone
  • What is your worst habit? Leaving things to the last minute

Anita, Office

  • Name? Anita Keith
  • Which church do you go to? Sound Gospel Hall
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born 1980
  • What is your occupation? I have two jobs; I work in the Christian Bookshop in Lerwick and I also work at a Daycare for elderly people.
  • When did you first come to SCYC? I think I was at the first camp in Tingwall in 1994 and have been at most others since!
  • What role do you usually do? Office person
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? New Zealand would be awesome. I have family there who I haven’t seen for nearly 20 years.
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? HM Queen Elizabeth II because she is a legend! I have SO much respect for her.
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? I wanted to own a pink and white ice-cream van. I still do…!
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? Sadly I admit it would be my iPhone.
  • What is your worst habit? Apparently I am always late!

Neil, The Janny

  • Name? Neil Johnson
  • Which church do you go to? Brae Gospel Hall, Shetland
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1972
  • What is your occupation? Maintenance Specialist
  • When did you first come to SCYC? 1994 to the weekend camp (Alasdair told me it had been cancelled but I came anyway and found that it hadn’t been!)
  • What role do you usually do? The Janny
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Canada – because it’s almost as beautiful as Shetland (on a fine day) and it is unlikely Alasdair will be there! (just joking you can take that out if you want 😉
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? George Muller – because he was an amazing man of faith.
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? An Engineer
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? My Shed (contents included)
  • What is your worst habit? Being – last minute, at everything!

Stuart, Speaker

  • Name? Stuart Scammell
  • Which church do you go to? Bethesda Hall, Cardiff
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? I’m 46, born in 1972
  • What is your occupation? I am a full time worker for the Lord, spending time in schools teaching RE, Street Preaching, visiting prison as well as Bible teaching and preaching the Gospel
  • When did you first come to SCYC? This will be my first visit, I have never been to Shetland before
  • What role do you usually do? Speaker
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Shetland!!!!! I’ve heard it’s very beautiful!!
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? I too would have liked to have had a chat with Jim Elliot, his wife was so brave to have gone back to the tribe, she loved the Gospel.
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? I wanted to be a teacher, I managed that one!
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? My computer, as I have terrible handwriting nobody would be able to understand anything I write!
  • What is your worst habit? Not knowing quite what to write when ask what my worst habit is!

Bethan, Kitchen Helper

  • Name? Bethan Scammell
  • Which church do you go to? Bethesda Hall, Cardiff
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Old enough!!
  • What is your occupation? I finished my job as a paediatric oncology nurse in June to support Stuart in his work for the Lord, it’s a full time job keeping him organised!!!!
  • When did you first come to SCYC? This will be my first visit, I have never been to Shetland before
  • What role do you usually do? Kitchen helper
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I’d like to visit Canada I love to see the mountains and lakes
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? I once visited the ‘hidding place’ so I have many questions that I would love to ask Corrie Ten Boom
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? A teacher or a secretary
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? My iPhone because I use it to keep in touch with my children and often read my Bible using it.
  • What is your worst habit? I am a bit bossy!

Jenna, Leader

  • Name? Jenna Laurenson
  • Which church do you go to? Ebenezer, Lerwick, Shetland
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1994
  • What is your occupation? Learning Support Worker at the Anderson High School
  • When did you first come to SCYC? I came as a camper in 2003
  • What role do you usually do? Leader
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Canada. I would love to see the scenery. A close second is Nashville – I love country music.
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? I would like to meet Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. They have an incredible testimony.
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? I wanted to be a vet or a teacher. Not so keen on being a vet now!
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? I don’t think I can choose one. It would have to be both my dog and my phone!
  • What is your worst habit? Taking too long to get ready.

Sam, Cook

  • Name? Sam Laurenson
  • Which church do you go to? Ebenezer, Lerwick, Shetland
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1994
  • What is your occupation? Mussel Farmer at Blueshell Mussels
  • When did you first come to SCYC? My first time staying at SCYC was when I was 5 because my granny was working in the kitchen
  • What role do you usually do? Cook – Kitchen
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? New Zealand. I worked out there for three months and would love to back again
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? Johnny Cash, he would be great to speak to.
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? Architect
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? Coffee
  • What is your worst habit? Being clumsy… or forgetful, what was the question?

Beth, Leader

  • Name? Beth
  • Which church do you go to? Sound Gospel Hall, Shetland
  • Are you willing to divulge your age!? Born in 1997 
  • What is your occupation? Nurse
  • When did you first come to SCYC? First came to camp as a camper in 2006 as a camper and have never missed a year since! 
  • What role do you usually do? Leader, helper
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Foula!! I’ve never been but it’s my dream to visit! I would love to camp there and kayak! I watching the sunset over Foula from Burra and want to see the what Burra looks like from Foula! 
  • What famous person would you most like to meet and why? Tom Hanks, he’s just a great actor. 
  • What job did you want to do when you were small? A housewife, or an explorer
  • Aside from necessities what is the one thing you wouldn’t like to live without? My car 
  • What is your worst habit? Being sarcastic 

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