Bikers to help remember Sandy

Sandy Watson
Sandy Watson

The funeral of a motorbike enthusiast, originally from Kennoway, took place on Tuesday with the support of dozens of bikers who were to form an escort to the crematorium.

Sandy Watson (52) was tragically killed in a road traffic 
collision on Orkney last month.

Born in Dundee, Sandy moved to Kennoway at the age of 10 where he lived for most of his life, before moving to Orkney a year ago with wife, Vicki.

Working as a coach driver, biking was a passion as well as a hobby, and Sandy made many, many friends within the biking community during his life.

Daughter Janine Watson said the whole family was “shattered” by Sandy’s loss, affectionately referring to him as ‘Papa Bear’.

A Facebook page set up in memory of Sandy now has over 600 supporters, many of whom have shared fond memories of the father and grandfather.

The family is now urging everyone on the roads - both drivers and bikers - to be safe and to ‘Think Bike’.

Janine said: “If we can save just one life through awareness of bikers as the result of my dad’s death then we have saved another family going through what we’re going through, and PB would be proud of that.

“Dad always said ‘You can be the best driver in the world but you don’t know who’s on the road with you!’”

If you would like to share happy memories of Sandy Watson, please visit his memorial page at: