Triple World Island Games gold medal winner Kara Hanlon has been recognised by the Scottish Parliament.

David Stewart MSP has placed the following motion before the Scottish Parliament today in recognition of Kara’s fantastic achievements at the NatWest Island Games in Sweden.

Mr Stewart also wished her all the very best for her forthcoming Commonwealth Games trials.

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; believes that Kara 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, and wishes her all the best for the future.