So it was, Dr Draper. The Davaar ancestors came lang syne from Sutherland and found work in a new industry, just then starting up: building "iron ships" on the Clyde. For generations they either built them or sailed in them as engineers. I am thought to "look like" (a Divine gift, like Grace, that may be enjoyed but never earned) my great-grandfather Willie Neill, for years a blue water chief, and latterly chief in Macbrayne's RMS Columba. Of late, the blood has thinned and we push pens.
a guy called Welsh!!
Which means, oddly enough, Farrell, that he is Irish (or his origins were; amounts to the same thing, of course).