Jimmy’s joy at trac­ing his Scots fam­ily

Daily Record - - NEWS - BEV­ER­LEY LYONS re­porters@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

SINGER Jimmy Os­mond has thanked the Daily Record for putting him in touch with his long-lost rel­a­tives from La­nark­shire.

He ar­rived in Glas­gow with broth­ers Jay and Mer­ill yes­ter­day ahead of their gig with acts in­clud­ing David Es­sex and Suzie Qu­a­tro at the SSE Hy­dro tonight.

Jimmy was in­un­dated with replies from Scots cousins af­ter an ap­peal in the Record in 2015.

The 54-year-old singer learned his great-great-great grand­par­ents were Wil­liam Bir­rell and Mary Neil, from Old Mon­k­land, La­nark­shire.

He said: “We had a bunch of peo­ple say they were re­lated to us and we fig­ured out that they were.

“We have a whole re­port on it thanks to the ar­ti­cle. We’d love to fol­low up on it but we’re so busy we never get the chance.”

COUSINS Jimmy Os­mond

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