Eilidh and Samantha win Scottish Women in Sport titles

Saturday 25th November 2023

Eilidh Doyle and Samantha Kinghorn landed key accolades at the Scottish Women in Sport Awards.

It was a good night for athletics with the sport represented across a number of categories at the ceremony in Glasgow.

Beth Potter took the main Scottish Women in Sport ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ title for her triathlon exploits but of course previously had around 15 years in athletics.

And Isla Hedley, selected for Scotland for the Liverpool XC, was ‘Young Sportswoman of the Year’ for her triathlon achievements.

Eilidh landed the special award as SWiS ‘Pioneer in Sport’ following a glittering career in terms of medals as well as being a marvellous role model.

In that category, Leslie Roy and Margaret Brown were short-listed for their long-standing service to athletics in Scotland.

Samantha won the SWiS Para Athlete of the Year award in the year she became World Champion in Paris over 100m and won three further silver medals. Jo Butterfield, the scottishathletics Board member, was nominated here for achievements in curling.

The Active Scotland Most Valuable Partnership award saw a shortlisting for jogscotland and SAMH.

The partnership, started in 2017, has seen our recreational running groups work with the charity to promote the mental health benefits of group running, including mental health awareness training for jog leaders and other initiatives.

Caroline Johnston of Red Star AC was nominated for the UWS Volunteer of the Year award, recognising more than a decade of dedication to the development of disability sport at the club and across the West of Scotland.

Congratulations to all the winners and those nominated for the Scottish Women in Sports Awards for 2023.

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