We went to have a look at the area that he came from. Firstly Aberdour, where James was baptised, which has a castle, a delightful harbour and even a little beach, and then Auchtertool where he was born, which is higher inland. We had a coffee in the pub there called the 'Kiwi' because an Anzac owned it for a while after the second world war - it used to be called 'Crossways'.
And later that afternoon we visited the little village of Fowlis Easter near Dundee - so close that you can see Dundee and the Forth of Tay across the fields. The Yeaman family lived in this village in the 1700s. The village green is very pretty. Unfortunately the church was locked.