The Scotsman cartoon: Oor Wullie and Alex Salmond
Watkins is one of 12 historic figures to be chosen in the first year of the Commemorative Plaque Scheme for Scotland.
The scheme aims to celebrate the life and achievements of significant historic figures, through the erection of a plaque on their home or the building that was particularly synonymous with their achievements.
Others chosen this year include television pioneer John Logie Baird, engineer James Watt and the artist Francis Cadell.
Illustration: Iain Green