Talking of my great-grandfather, James Sutherland.  The story goes that he almost invented the combustion engine.  The reason I say “almost” is because he did invent the combustion engine but….the fuel required for it had not yet been discovered.    So it was sitting there ready to go but with no fuel to drive it.   That came a little later.  Shame!  It could have been my claim to fame.

Ironically, James Sutherland came from Dundee – the city of invention.