Borders journalists to gather in Galashiels

Borders members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) are organising a social evening (with buffet) in the upstairs function room of Galashiels British Legion on Saturday, December 12 (7 for 7.30pm).

The presentation to this year’s Alastair Watson Memorial Award winner will also be made.

Any local journalist – they don’t have to be a union member – interested in attending or finding out more should contact Derek Forrest (email:; phone: 07950 344211) no later than 5pm on December 8.

Photographer Alastair, who was 60 when he died in 2013, lived in Coldstream. He worked for the Tweeddale Press Group, publishers of The Southern Reporter and Berwickshire News, for almost four decades and was head of the Tweeddale Press Group branch of the NUJ.