Focus is on Jack at award ceremony

Jack Nichol receives the Alastair Watson Memorial Award from NUJ Scottish organiser Paul Holleran.s
Jack Nichol receives the Alastair Watson Memorial Award from NUJ Scottish organiser Paul Holleran.s

Galashiels youngster Jack Nichol receives the Alastair Watson Memorial Award from Paul Holleran, the National Union of Journalists’ Scottish organiser.

Flanking Jack are his parents, David and Alison with local NUJ officials and other Borders journalists.

The award, aimed at recognising the work of young photographers, was launched in memory of Tweeddale Press Group photographer Alastair from Coldstream, who died two years ago. Covering Borders common ridings and festivals was a major part of his work and this topic was the subject of the award.