Jack takes photo award
The winner of this year’s Alastair Watson Memorial Award is Jack Nichol, Manse Street, Galashiels.
He picks up a £50 cash prize and keeps the award shield for a year.
The competition, recognising young photographers, was launched in memory of photographer Alastair Watson, who died two years ago. He worked for the Tweeddale Press Group for almost four decades.
Borders common ridings and festivals were a major part of Alastair’s work and his colleagues felt that this topic should be the subject of the award.
Jack’s entry, Fletcher Remembers, was taken at this year’s Selkirk Common Riding and shows the procession passing the Fletcher statute on the way to the Casting of the Colours ceremony in the town’s Market Place.