A local man has had a taste of fame after appearing in a Specsavers credit on prime time TV.
Craig Sinclair, 28, from Banchory in Aberdeenshire, starred in one of the most recent Specsavers sponsored adverts on STV as a caber tosser taking part in the Highland games.
The ad was filmed on the banks of Loch Lomond and saw the burly athlete attempt to mistakenly lift a wooden speaker pole rather than the large tapered caber as intended in a classic ‘should have gone to Specsavers’ moment.
The latest credits were all themed around Highland games and featured real competitors instead of actors, including ones specialising in caber tossing, the tug of war, Highland dancing and piping.
Craig, who is the current British and Scottish Caber Toss Champion has been competing in heavy events from the age of 16 and has travelled the world. Currently ranked third in the world with the hammer event, Craig continues to succeed at his favourite sport which initially started as a hobby.
As a thank you for being such a good sport and featuring in the comic credit, Craig’s local Specsavers store in Union Street, Aberdeen, gifted him with a brand new pair of glasses.
The Scottish powerhouse also had a routine eye examination to ensure he continues to succeed in the games with clear eyesight.
David McGinty, store director at Specsavers in Aberdeen, says: “The Highland games theme of the latest credits is fantastic and it was great that the films featured real competitors.
“When we heard that Craig was from Aberdeenshire we took the chance to invite him into store and present him with some new specs.
Craig said: “It was great fun taking part in the filming and a pleasure to meet the Aberdeenstore team.
“Participating in Highland games has taken me to some amazing places, but starring on prime time TV will take some beating.”
The tagline of the ads was ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’