Last month over 1700 BSSM students travelled around the world to more than 40 nations on more than 80 missions trips over the course of two weeks. Last year I was part of the very first media missions team and we had our adventure in Tijuana, Mexico where we filmed the first season of the docuseries What Does Love Look Like?
This year my adventure took me to stunning Scotland. Again I was part of the media team but this time got to function both as primary camera operator and photojournalist. The trip was more than I could have dreamt up in so many ways. I hadn't heard much about Scotland prior to heading there and now that I'm back, I don't understand why! We landed in Edinburgh and got to explore that first day - needless to say it didn't take much time at all for all of us to fall madly in love with the culture, beauty and history of the place. It felt like there were secrets hidden in the streets and buildings, stories to tell of people who lived in time long gone by.
It was also surreal to me as we strolled up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle to realise that I was walking the same streets and looking at many of the same buildings that my grandfather, who passed away before I was born, would have walked and seen when he was an Engineering student at the University of Edinburgh. That thought definitely made the experience all the more special to me. There are many more photos to share here from Edinburgh as well as Glasgow and the Isle of Lewis, so stay tuned! x