Duncan was our runner up Mary Williamson award winner from Shared Lives at our 2023 Star Awards.

Duncan is based in the Scottish Borders and has a passion for the great outdoors. After a placement doing gardening work at a local estate, he was accepted onto a gardening Apprenticeship with Scottish Borders Council. During this time, he attended college which involved (with the support of his carers Doreen and John Murray) a 6am bus taking him almost 20 miles! 

Duncan received his MA Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces certificate and when his apprenticeship was ending, he saw a full-time position was available which he applied for and was successful in securing! Duncan has been described as an enthusiastic, hardworking, determined, and lovely natured young man and the Shared Lives community are enormously proud of everything he has achieved.

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