Joan Watt has been made a lifetime member of Commonwealth Games Scotland ©CGS

A long-serving volunteer and administrator in sport, Joan Watt has been awarded a life membership of Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) for her service to sport, the Commonwealth Games and the Scottish team.

With over 50 years of service, Watt's award was confirmed by CGS chair Paul Bush, who said that her recognition was well deserved.

A CGS honorary medical advisor and chartered physiotherapist, Watt first provided volunteer support at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, when she was a physiotherapist in the Athletes' Village.

She then served in numerous Scottish Commonwealth Games teams in physio roles at each Games until 2002 - including as joint head physiotherapist at the 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Watt would receive a new role for Melbourne 2006 when she became the shooting team manager - a position she also held at Delhi 2010.

"I still can't really believe it's true, I think it's wonderful," said a surprised Watt.

"If someone asked me which was my favourite Games, I'd have to say I loved every single one because it was great, people were so pleasant and I made friends all over the place.

"It's given me the feeling that I can enjoy working and helping people do what they want to do, which as a physiotherapist is what you want.

"It's wonderful to keep the connection to Commonwealth Games Scotland because it's meant so much to me over the years, it's been so good and an important part of my life."

Watt was appointed to the Commonwealth Games Scotland Board in 2003 as an honorary medical advisor - becoming the first non-doctor to take up the role.

She stepped down this year after serving the maximum term limit.

During the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games bid, she also served as vice-chair of the medical group, before becoming a member of the medical advisory group for the Games when it was confirmed that Glasgow would host.

Outside of the Commonwealth Games, she has also served as lead physiotherapist at Olympic Games, World and European Championships for athletics and shooting, among other sports.

Watt is also a former chairperson for Scottish Athletics and was its first female President.

She was also part of the group who established the British Sports Massage Association and helped set up the Chartered Physiotherapists in Massage Therapy professional network.