Martin's Journey Through Life
Drama at James P6 party when Martin claims a last minute equaliser. James immediately disallows for offside.
Martin demonstrates his writing skills with his first published work in the school magazine. It receives universal acclaim and voted "much better" than David's effort.
In Primary 1, Martin
immediately shows his popularity by being surrounded by the ladies in the class photo.
Shug was not so lucky.
Embarrassed at his cousins fashion sense, Martin shy's from the paparazzi
Feeling the urge do more public speaking, Martin leaves the Police to study Law
Martin ends primary school playing for the 1st team at five
History is made during the victorious tour to play Old Wimbledonians as one member of the squad remains sober throughout the weekend.
Having graduated in Engineering, Martin has an urge to wear a uniform and joins the Police
After 16 years, 1,302 runs and 156 games for Watsonian 1st XI,
Martin retires from cricket
More football success as Sureal Madrid Fish beat P.A.U. to secure the Moet et Chandon Cup
The Vinegar Strokes celebrate another year as the touch rugby champions of camaraderie and bonhomie
Martin comes up against tough opposition for top school hairstyle
On a visit to the school, the Queen requests an audience with Martin and business partner Iain Mann
Martin wins "Best Haircut" on
3rd year projects
Martin tries in vain to convert his Aberdeen University flatmates into Hibs fans
Comfortable with his hairstyle, Martin manages to appear in every school sports team photo
More football success and a rare taste of champagne as the Thrashing Buttocks win Aberdeen University 6 a-side league
First silverware in Aberdeen
Martin wins the Police Fitness Award for the 2nd Year running
Continuing with the dressing up theme, Martin impresses the locals on a rugby tour
A first cap as Martin plays for
Scotland Touch Over 40's
Martin continues to entertain as Host of the Rugby Club Burns Supper
Martin's fashion sense sets a trend on the tour to Fiji
40th celebrations include Martin captaining the Rest of the World XI versus the Shug XI
Having played 238 times for Watsonian Rugby Club over a 20 year career, Martin hangs up his boots
22 years after making his debut for Watsonian Squash Club, Martin retires and is caught sneaking off with the club championship trophy
Martin elected Honorary Vice-President of Watsonsian RFC
Martin appointed National Squad Director of Scottish Touch
Scotland over 40 Touch team captained by Martin beat England to win the Yarrow Cup for the first ever time
Martin publishes his final piece of work....and his best
Until you’re told there is no hope you must keep battling on,
Don’t dread the places you may have to go and where light has never shone;
The indignities may yet bring you down and your body loses strength,
But you should not fear those lows you’ll face or look to check the journeys length.
It doesn’t matter how hard it gets, you simply can’t give in,
Never think that this desperate fight is one you cannot win;
If someone else has survived this before, believe you will do it too,
But even if no-one ever has done so yet, you must know you can pull through.
In the hell that in which you find yourself there is strength that you must find,
Because you’ve a duty to those around you, not to leave the ones you love behind;
Life worships the hero or the one that wins the race,
But the true winner is the one that carried on, when he stared death in the face.
"Every man dies; Not every man really lives