We have previously put this comment on ‘To Hatch a Crow’ and we repeat it here with printouts from Jim Perrin’s family tree. As his mother and sister, from our research would appear to be alive, we are not of course including them although we do have all their recent details.
We are showing this family tree so that should anyone doubt the truth of what we have written – that Jim Perrin is NOT Welsh – they may read it for themselves. Apart from the ‘quotes’ already given, the following is a part-transcript of an interview with Colin MacKay on BBC Radio Scotland (29/08/2010).
Colin MacKay asks ‘Wales: it always seems that one of your most important relationships has been with Wales itself – why is that?’
Jim Perrin replies (quiet voice, expositional tone) ‘It’s my Welsh blood, for a start my grandparents were all of Welsh blood and they were all Denbighshire Welsh…’