Anna snaps up Alastair Watson Memorial Award

Michelle Watson, daughter of former Tweeddale Press photographer Alastair Watson presenting Anna Laidlaw aged ten from Coldstream with the "Alastair Watson memorial sheild" and a �50 prize after winning the summers photography competion for juniors at the ride out festivals.
Michelle Watson, daughter of former Tweeddale Press photographer Alastair Watson presenting Anna Laidlaw aged ten from Coldstream with the "Alastair Watson memorial sheild" and a �50 prize after winning the summers photography competion for juniors at the ride out festivals.

Michelle Watson, daughter of Southern Reporter photographer Alastair Watson, who died last year, presented Anna Laidlaw, 10, of Coldstream, with the award (plus £50 cash prize) set up by Alastair’s National Union of Journalists colleagues who organised a photography competition for primary schoolchildren.

The subject was Borders common ridings and festivals, and Anna’s entry featuring Coldstream Civic Week came out on top.