Published: 29/12/2017 23:00 - Updated: 29/12/2017 14:58

Harbour boss 'shocked but proud' to become an MBE

Willie Watt has received an MBE.
Willie Watt has received an MBE.


WILLIE Watt was “totally surprised but delighted” to become a Member of the British Empire in the New Year honours list.

The Wick Harbour Authority chairman received the accolade largely for his part in the latter-day regeneration of the traditional fishing port.

It is now a haven for leisure craft following the creation of a marina and pontoon and is in the midst of a £10 million makeover to turn it into the operations and maintenance base for the Bowl offshore wind farm.

Read more in this weekend's John O'Groat Journal.

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