David grew up in a very close knit family. His father Jack was a singer and traveled throughout Scotland singing the songs of Robert Burns and many popular Scottish songs. He was also involved with a few Scottish theater productions. David was fascinated by the theater and loved to watch his father perform never knowing that one day he would do the same.

Quite appropriate that David's mother Matty met his father in a dance hall during the war. She loved and still loves dancing today. She was a ballroom dancer and won many competitions in and around Edinburgh. She sent David to Scottish country dance lessons when he was about 5 or 6 years old. She also taught ballroom dancing for many years. David's father passed away in the mid-1980s and his mother has since remarried.

David with his Father
at Blackpool