On leaving Bishopbriggs High School, Jimmy studied Motor Vehicle Engineering & Management with a view to working in his father’s haulage business. On graduating he spent time backpacking and settled in Dublin, Ireland for a while where he then trained as an actor. Jimmy went on to work in theatre and film for a number of years working in front and behind the camera.
In more recent years Jimmy returned to Bishopbriggs with his wife, Julie to raise their young family. He now manages his family’s haulage company, John S L Watson Haulage (Est 1968) and Huntershill Village, a local retail/commercial retail park in Bishopbriggs where over 40 local businesses operate.
Jimmy is the current Chair of the Friends of Thomas Muir and Producer of the Thomas Muir Festival.
Register of Interests
Background – Members of the Company’s Board, General Manager and Company Secretary are expected to act impartially and objectively, and to take steps to avoid any material conflict of interest arising as a result of their membership of, or association with, other organisations or individuals. According the Company requires that members of the Board, General Manager and the Company Secretary should declare any personal or business interest which may conflict with their responsibilities to the Company.
1 (a) Posts held in the ordinary course of employment or practice. Manager of John S L Watson Haulage
1 (b) Any office held in a professional body, specialist society or other similar body in the public, private or voluntary sector. Independent Director of EDLCT Board
2 Any significant holding of shares or securities held by you. (> 25% of the capital value of the company) None
3 Gifts and hospitality (excluding isolated gits of an insignificant nature or inexpensive seasonal gifts or normal hospitality) None