Nationalist politician. Born in Glasgow and educated at the University of Glasgow, Winnie Ewing practised law before becoming the Member of Parliament for Hamilton (1967-70) and then Moray and Nairn (1974-79). She has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1975 and of the Scottish Parliament (since 1999). She served as President of the Scottish National Party (SNP) between 1987 and 2005. She now lives in Elgin.
Her son Fergus and daughter Annabelle are both politicians.