Dale Hodgins wrote: The Orkney Islands lie near where he was born. The Darden family have several giants. Scottish and Viking ancestry.
That part of my family was of Viking descent, too. My ancestor, Angus, however was not a pituitary giant. He was in the Guinness Book of World Records for Tallest Non-pathological Man. He was phenomenally strong. He was
huge and healthy. It was said that his grandfather (known as Neill Mohr [Big Neill]) was the same height (7'9") but there is no official record of it. They came from a sept under the McLeods, who favored them as their best
tacksmen because the whole tribe was known to be tall and strong.
All his descendants however have been disappointingly short.