King of the Woad
Unemployed Steven saw our story on Tuesday about five-year-old Caledonia Moss from Falkirk who sleeps under a giant Sun Saltire and claimed on St Andrew's Day to be Scotland's youngest super-patriot.
Steven, 24. said: "My wee boy sleeps under a Saltire too, but he's so mad about Scotland he makes us all call him Little William Wallace."
Since cheering like mad at Braveheart from the age of two, he decided to answer only to the name William, paints his face with blue woad and wears miniature kilts.
Steven Snr, from Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, said: "He's my wee mad boy. He's always wearing his kilt or waving his St Andrew's Flag, he's just mad on Scotland.
"He gets dressed up in his little kilt and paints his face blue and white to watch it. He's even got a little sword he waves around when it's on.
"My mum and dad have taken him up to the Wallace monument three times now and he loves it.
"His bedroom walls are covered in Scotland flags and Scotland football posters and he's got a big Scotland flag on his bed too."
Mum Valerie, 34, said: "He just doesn't like being called Steven and he's known round here as Little Wallace or Young William."
Steven added: "Mirren is two now and she's probably going to grow up the same. When Steven sits and watches Braveheart she sits with him and he shows her who Mirren is.
(c) The Sun
The above story appeared in the Scottish Sun newspaper on 4th December, 1998.