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The chieftain

Victoria’s Young Australian of the Year Skye Kinder is the 2019 chieftain for Bendigo’s Scots Day Out/

 

The Bendigo doctor, currently the Psychiatry Registrar at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, grew up just loving the pipe bands each year in the Bendigo Easter Festival parades.

 

“I proudly carry the Scottish heritage of our family into the current generation and our family has always enjoyed the great community celebrations in Bendigo,” Skye said whose name has Scottish origins.

 

“The pipe bands will be a highlight for me at Scots Day Out but I am also looking forward to encouraging another great crowd to enjoy the dancing and the folk music while sampling haggis and shortbread, particularly the shortbread!”

 

Skye has dedicated her medical career to improving the health of marginalised patients throughout Australia. After witnessing her father travel to Melbourne for specialist appointments, she became committed to easing the travel burden and financial impact of healthcare on rural populations.

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