Sad news as we mark passing of Les Piggot and Colin Watson

Tuesday 8th November 2022

 There is always sadness across the community when athletics in Scotland loses significant names from the past.

Unfortunately, that has been the case in the recent past and we forward our condolences to the families and friends of Les Piggot and Colin Watson.

Our resident historian, Arnold Black, has written about both men on the website.

 Tributes (scroll down the home page)

(Photos via – Les Piggot via DC Thomson)

Les Piggot: 1942-2022

 Leslie Piggot, who passed away at the end of October t the age of 80, was the most durable and consistent Scottish sprinter of the past century.

He first appeared in the Scottish rankings in 1962, recording 10.1 seconds for 100 yards, aged twenty, with his final appearance being 15 years later when he recorded 10.9 for 100m in 1977.

Les gained selection for six major games, sprinting in individual and relay races in all the international championships of his era.

His wife, Morag Carmichael, was a former Scottish sprint champion and his father-in-law, John Carmichael, was an international class timekeeper.


Colin Watson: 1952-2022

Colin Watson passed away after a short illness recently at his home in Malta.

A former member of Victoria Park AAC, Glasgow, Colin was a many time Scottish Discus Champion and representative of Scotland at international level. He also took part in Scottish League events at Javelin, Shot and LJ, and competed in some Scottish Decathlon events.


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