Adam Ardrey claims Merlin was born near Hamilton in Lanarkshire in 540 and was a politician and scholar. After 6 years of research Ardrey believes Merlin is buried in Dunipace near Stirling. Merlin and his wife Gwendolin had a comfortable lifestyle.
Mr Ardrey found out the information after researching his family name "...my name Ardrey was connected with the very first reference to Merlin, which had him fighting at the Battle of Arddreyd."
"Then later and separately I found that in the last 20 years of his life Merlin lived at a place that even today is still called Ardery Street. Merlin lived where the king, his brother-in-law, lived in what was called the Royal Town of Partick."