House of Commons
PARALYMPIAN AILEEN NEILSON'S HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST SCOTLAND
EDM #1511
Tabled 12 July 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House congratulates Aileen Neilson, former primary school teacher and current Great Britain and Scotland Paralympic curler, on receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of West Scotland; acknowledges that she has served as an excellent role model during her time as a curler, becoming the first female skip at a World Championships and Winter Paralympics and helping the team earn a silver medal in 2011, where she also received the Sportsmanship Award after being nominated by her teammates; recognises that, in 2014, she led the Great Britain team to a bronze medal at the Sochi Paralympic Games; further acknowledges that, prior to getting involved in curling, she competed for Great Britain in carriage driving at the World Carriage Driving Championships for Drivers with Disabilities; and wishes her well in the future.