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A motion before the Scottish Parliament praises the “fantastic achievements” of Western Isles swimmer Kara Hanlon who three gold medals at the NatWest Island Games in Sweden.


David Stewart MSP placed the motion today and said he wishes her all the very best for her forthcoming Commonwealth Games trials.


The motion reads: “That the parliament congratulates Kara Hanlon from Stornoway on winning three gold medals at the NatWest Island Games 2017 in Sweden; understands that the teenager won the gold medals in the 50m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley; acknowledges that Kara has dedicated her young life to swimming and has won many local and national titles; understands that 2,500 athletes from 24 islands throughout the world compete in the games.”


The motion adds that the 20-year-old is a “tremendous inspiration” to all young people, especially those on the Western Isles, demonstrating the “results of hard work and commitment while living and growing up on the islands.”



Scottish Parliament motion praises Western Isles swimmer Kara Hanlon  

26 June 2017

Kara Hanlon