Elvis Presley's family heritage is getting people all shook up in north-east Scotland, as fans across the world prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. Although the singer's distant Scottish heritage is generally accepted, 91-year-old Jack Presley, from Fraserburgh, north of Aberdeen, believes genealogists have got it wrong.
Officially, the entertainer descended from emigre blacksmith Andrew Presley, the 10th son of Andrew Presley and Elspeth Leg, who married in the tiny village of Lonmay, Aberdeenshire, on August 27, 1713. But Pressley - who is a relative of the Scotland and Celtic footballer Steven - says that is not true.
"They've got the wrong Andrew. It was a nephew of the Andrew that got married in Lonmay who went to America," he told the Independent on Sunday newspaper.
Scottish author Allan Morrison, who wrote about Elvis's Scottish link in a 2004 book The Presley Prophecy, disagreed.
Source: Various / Updated: Aug 13, 2007