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Young Scot chief recognised as one of Scotland’s outstanding women

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​Louise Macdonald recognised by the Saltire Society Scotland

The chief executive of a Scottish youth organisation has been nominated as one of the country’s most outstanding women.

Louise Macdonald, of Young Scot, was selected by the Saltire Society Scotland as part of its year-long campaign to highlight one woman each day who has contributed significantly to Scotland’s life, society and culture.

Macdonald was selected for her work leading the youth organisation, which includes 520,000 members, as well as for being a board member of the Scottish Children’s Reporter Service and vice chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.

She also serves on a number of other boards, including the Institute of Directors Scotland Committee, the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations and the Scottish Parliament Scotland’s Futures Forum.

Of her nomination Macdonald, who earlier this year was named by the Guardian newspaper as one of the most social chief executives in the voluntary sector, said: “As a nation we have so many amazing women who are role models, so it is humbling to be counted among them as part of the Saltire Society Scotland’s Outstanding Women.

“There are so many women on this list who I have learned from and been inspired by personally in the work I do each day.”

To view the full list of the Outstanding Women of Scotland 2014 visit