OBITUARY: Former SNP president Winnie Ewing has died, aged 92

Winnie Ewing, the former SNP president and stalwart of the Scottish independence movement, has died at the age of 92.

The Glaswegian lawyer was a towering figure in the party throughout her decades-long career as MP, MSP and MEP.

Known as Madame Ecosse, she was the SNP’s first female member of the House of Commons following her breakthrough election in 1967.

Throughout her life, she held seats in Westminster, Holyrood and Brussels and was the party’s president from 1987 until 2005.

Her daughter Annabelle Ewing and her son Fergus Ewing are both SNP MSPs at Holyrood.

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