Knife campaign founder wins volunteer award

Amanda Scott (picture by Fife Photo Agency)
Amanda Scott (picture by Fife Photo Agency)

The main founder of a group formed to combat knife crime has landed a major community award.

Amanda Scott, who created the No Knives In Fife (NKIF) group just over a year ago, collected the volunteer of the year accolade on Friday night at the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards.

The presentations honour various contributions and inspirational work by voluntary groups, individuals and schools to help their communities.

Amanda, of Kennoway, launched NKIF on Facebook in April 2014, amid powerful popular support for the creation of a charity or support group for people affected by knife crime and its consequences.

‘Lives not knives’ is at the core of NKIF’s aims, as itseeks to educate and advise people to think more about the possible repercussions of carrying bladed weapons.

It has recently started an outreach project in Levenmouth involving detached youth work.

Mum-of-three Amanda was gratful to everyone who had helped NKIF reach success and dedicated the victory to the victims of knife crime in Fife, adding: “At the end of the day, that’s why we’re doing it.”

NKIF has over 5700 members on Facebook and around 35 people had enquired about joining within an hour or so of Amanda winning the award, which was sponsored by the Cadham Pharmacy in Glenrothes.