5 minutes with Ian Watson, North Berwick Community Councillor

Ian Watson

Ian Watson

Where did you grow up?

Edinburgh then North Berwick.

On a scale of 1-10 rank how happy you are with your lot?


What would it take to get this to 10?

Win Euro lottery.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Electrician or pop star.

If you could give one bit of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be?

Treat others like you would like them to treat yourself.

When was the last time you cried and why?

Softie that I am – watching the film Apollo 13 for the umpteenth time last night.

What’s your greatest achievement?

It’s still to come.

What three things would you still like to do before you die?

I have nothing planned - take each day as it comes.

What’s your favourite food?

Baked potato.

Where was the last place you went on holiday?


What was the last book you read?

Bletchley Park.

What’s the biggest fib you’ve ever told?

I’d be lying if I told you.

If you ruled the world, what single act would you carry out?

I would abolish aggression.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would like to have been taller.

Name three guests, dead or alive, that you’d have at your fantasy dinner party.

Terry Pratchett, Spike Milligan, Gary Barlow.

Who or what is your greatest inspiration?

The people I have known.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Usually my memory for names in mid conversation,

Do you have any regrets?

That I did not ask my parents more questions about past family when they were alive (my parents, that is).

What makes you see red?

Stubborn stupidity.

In no more than five words, write your own epitaph.

I tried my best.




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