Kirsty Ewen Wins Prestigious Award

Adding to the successes of Kirsty Ewen from Inverness, the Volunteer swimming coach who has trained young swimmers across the North, Highlands & Islands Regional MSP, David Stewart, has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating her on winning the unsung hero award at last night’s Sports Personality of the Year Award. Kirsty has already won this year’s Volunteer of the Year at the Sport Scotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards 2018.


David Stewart speaking today said ” Kirsty is an inspiration to us all. She has overcome mental health issues and helped so many others through her passion for swimming and coaching in this sport for over 12 years now. Last night she did the nation proud as she was awarded the Sports Personality Unsung Hero Award at Birmingham. What a role model, well done Kirsty. I felt the least I could do was recognise the passion, drive and determination of Kirsty by tabling a motion within the Scottish Parliament.




Motion Number: S5M-15168

Lodged By: David Stewart

Date Lodged: 17/12/2018


Title: Kirsty Ewen


Motion Text:

That the Parliament Congratulates Kirsty Ewen, who is from Inverness, on being presented with the unsung hero award at 2018 Sports Personality of the Year Awards; recognises what it sees as the drive, determination and endeavour shown by Kirsty to overcome mental health issues by coaching swimmers across the Highlands for over 12 years; notes that she is also a member of the Sports Scotland Young People’s Sports Panel and was named Volunteer of the year at the 2018 Sports Scotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards; acknowledges her drive and passion to help others through her volunteering and coaching; believes that Kirsty is an inspiration and role model, and wishes her the very best.