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Monday, April 09, 2007

A Balkan Scot

A semi-finalist in the Eurovision Song Contest is from Montenegro—once part of Yugoslavia—but claims Scottish heritage. Stevan Faddy says he descends from Crusader William Faddy.

Speaking about his Scottish roots, he said: "We still have the family coat of arms and other memorabilia, even though it was hundreds of years ago. We also have a Scottish flag at home.

"We don't know much about our original ancestor other than his name, although we know the family goes back more than 1,000 years. My ancestor that settled here was supposed to have been on his way home after the Crusades with King Richard and seems to have fallen in love with the land, and a local woman. It is a lot more sunny than Scotland, I am told." [Link]

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