SOUTHERN snapper Alastair Watson found himself on the opposite end of the lens at the recent Jed Games at Riverside Park where local coaches made an unprecedented presentation to the Borders’ number one press photographer, writes Fiona Scott.
Having covered the local games circuit for more than 40 years, Watson suffered a rare lapse of concentration, commonly known as a senior moment, the previous weekend when he totally missed the Kelso event believing it to be taking place on the Sunday as it had been in the past.
Conscientious as ever, the disgruntled doyen of the digital camera went out of his way to make amends for his error and made sure that Southern Sport readers were not deprived of their usual quality games coverage by arranging to have photographs sent from local photographer Michael Scott.
However, wishing to ensure Watson’s continued coverage of their events, local coaches chipped in to buy him a diary in which they have highlighted their fixtures for the foreseeable future.
An emotional Watson commented: “I am very humbled that my presence on the games circuit was missed so much by so many.
“Their comments concerning my failure to be present at Kelso have touched me to the core and I’m sure I will find some way to repay them in the future.”
The presentation of the diary was made by Hawick athletics coach Billy Edgar.