A DUNFERMLINE Girl Guide who campaigns tirelessly for the rights of females has been named as one Scotland’s most inspiring young women.

Amanda Amaeshi, 16, made it on to the Young Women’s Movement annual 30 Under 30 list, created by YWCA Scotland, to highlight the actions of amazing women in Scotland making a difference.

Amanda is a young leader with her local Brownie unit and a Girlguiding advocate – acting as spokesperson for Girlguiding.

In the past year, she has shown exceptional commitment to advancing the rights and voices of girls and young women.

In her role as advocate, she presented at the Women Ahead Gender Balance Summit in March to around 500 CEOs and other business people at an event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

She also co-wrote a Girlguiding blog recently about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and spoke out on how people can take action against racism.

During lockdown, Amanda helped with the Girlguiding effort to keep guiding going and she played a key role in promoting the Uniforms 4 Uniforms campaign, which saw members across Scotland wear their uniforms to show their appreciation during the clap for carers and key workers.

As part of the Girlguiding Adventures at Home festival, she filmed a science experiment, helping to inspire an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to other girls and young women.

Amanda said: “I was so happy to have been chosen to be on the 30 Under 30 list!

“I’m grateful for Girlguiding Scotland for nominating me.

“I know that there are many talented young women out there and hopefully the work I’ve done will inspire others to contribute to society in their own way, especially those from ethnic minority groups.”