Peterhead’s Harry chosen to carry the Queen’s Baton

Harry Watson will be carrying the Queen's Baton in Macduff on June 29.
Harry Watson will be carrying the Queen's Baton in Macduff on June 29.

Peterhead man Harry Watson has been chosen from thousands of people to carry the Queen’s Baton for the Commonwealth Games.

Harry Watson is doing the event on behalf of BP and local learning disability charity Inspire, and has been given the date of Sunday 29th June 2014 in Macduff.

Harry, who was born in Insch 59 years ago, says: “I’m really looking forward to the event on the 29th of June.

“My biggest and best achievement was to find out I was to be part of the relay team to carry the Queen’s Baton and I have never felt so proud and honoured in my life.

“One of the biggest things in my life is my charity work and I’ve done Children In Need every year since 1992, where I dress up and go out and “shake my bucket” and have raised approx £2500 - £3500, all of which goes to charity.

“I have also taken part in the Baker Hughes 10K for ‘Team Inspire’ for the last five years and have raised almost £800.

“Everyone is so happy for me, my sisters Mariette and Alison are very proud of me too, and I’d like to thank Inspire for nominating me.

“This is a ‘dream come true’ and I will make everyone proud of me that day but nobody will be prouder than me for what I have achieved.”

Val Culley, Regional Manager at Inspire, says: “We are all extremely proud of Harry and what he has achieved over the years; not only for Inspire but for Children In Need too, he really deserves this unique opportunity. We are organising a bus to take Harry’s supporters to Macduff and look forward to cheering him on!”