My great-great grandfather, Alexander Milne Steele, was a blacksmith at Blairshinnoch - a farm (croft?) just south and west of Banff, Scotland. His father, James Steele, was the blacksmith there before him.
There has been a little confusion about who James Steele's parents were, however. James Steele is not an uncommon name and there are many of them born around 1822 (from census records, this is when he was born).
I have, however, found what I consider definitive proof that James Steele's parents were Robert Still and Margaret (Sim) Still.
James' death certificate clearly lists Robert Steele as his father - with no mother remembered.
Here is James' birth certificate Showing the names of the parents as Robert Still and Margaret Sim:
You'll note that his father, Robert Still, is a (farm) servant at Paddocklaw.
Well, since we know that James ended up at Blairshinnoch, we can look at the early maps of the area and find that Paddocklaw and Blairshinnoch were very close to each other, meaning it is highly likely that the James Still born at or near Paddocklaw is the James Steele that worked at Blairshinnoch.