A TINY but ’n’ ben is about to get a new – and noisy – lease of life. The cottage in Angus is the former family home of the American Scot who helped found the most iconic motorbike ever produced. Now devotees of the Harley-Davidson brand have used their own money to buy the cottage to turn it into a pilgrimage site for bikers around the world.
Genealogical research by an Angus Council employee discovered that the father of Arthur Davidson, who co-founded Harley-Davidson with his childhood friend William S Harley, lived in the stone-built house in the hamlet of Netherton of Melgund, near Brechin, until the mid-1850s when his family emigrated to the US. READ ON