Quote: wigwam willy @ 22nd March 2017, 11:37 PM
I remember Alan Simpson saying he was very dispariging of Ray Galton's Scottish ancestry when they were doing Last of the McHancocks. Something which rankled with him for ever.
Makes sense. As according to a review of the aforementioned biography, James Robertson Justice merely pretended to be Scottish:
Justice always said that he was born underneath a whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye in Scotland - when he was actually born in Lee, South London, and was brought up in Bromley, Kent.
Indeed, he wasn't even christened James Robertson Justice - only adding the middle name in his late 30s in order to sustain the myth of his being Scottish.
I had a "Scottish" pal like that in the UK. His parents were Scottish but he was born in Croydon. He later moved to Scotland and was the most vociferously proud Scot, always eager to denounce any non-Scots as mere English.